The famous 3 headed unity wooden sculpture perfectly crafted from West Africa. Carved in a single piece of wood with 3 inseparable figures entwined. It symbolises unity in a family or an ethnic group.
The bowl place on top of their head signifies the responsibility, character and spirit of a unified strong family – to maintain happiness and one live in the house.
The bowl has 3 famous west African symbol embodied around it; the Sankofa, Elephant and Hippopotamus symbols which has it’s unique meanings and character for a strong and happy family:
The sankofa is an Akan symbol which literally means, “to go back and get what was taken”. The SAN represents – to return. KO represents – to go, and FA represents – to look to seek and take.
The African-American scholars coin the term to mean “remembering our past, and to protect our future” within the African-American culture.
The elephant symbol is being reverse by most African culture as a symbol of strength and power. It’s also elevated for its huge size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. The South African community uses elephant tusks in their coat of arms to represent wisdom, strength, moderation and eternity.
The Hippocampus symbol is a strong symbol, one that teaches us courage, braveness, and calmness in the midst of adversity. While the image of a charging hippo is anything but calm, their ‘resting’ state is one of complete alertness.
Use this unity statue with the bowl as a table top display and or place few flowers in the bowl to give freshness and beauty along with a tradition charm.