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Malaika Jewelry

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14k Gold Plated Bracelet - 18cm

14k Gold Plated Sankofa Necklace - 18 inches

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We are currently taking pre-orders for our Sankofa necklaces & Black Royalty Bar Bracelets due to popular demand! 

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Sankofa Necklace:

Sankofa can mean either the word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to " reach back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to look, to seek and take) or the Asante Adinkra symbols of a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or of a stylised heart shape. It is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten."

The Sankofa symbol appears frequently in traditional Akan art, and has also been adopted as an important symbol in an African American and African Diaspora context to represent the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future. It is one of the most widely dispersed adinkra symbols, appearing in modern jewelry, tattoos, and clothing.

 

Black Royalty Bracelet:

In a world where white supremacy reigns, this shirt is revolutionary. The current international system claims African lives don’t matter. Malaika’s "Black Royalty" logo refutes that. We stem from royalty, and it doesn’t matter if the world doesn’t see it--we do. The gold crown symbolizes the gold found on the African continent, most of which was stolen by Europeans. When you wear this shirt, symbolically you are reclaiming your inheritance - your golden crown.

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