Yasuke Shield Ring with Kwatakye Atiko
Yasuke was the name given to a mysterious African warrior who achieved the status of samurai in 16th century Japan, the first foreign-born man to do so. Arriving in Kyoto (the capital at the time) in 1579, he soon became friends with and gained the trust of the powerful ruler Oda Nobunaga, the first of the three unifiers of Japan; Yasuke was part of Nobunaga's inner circle and rode alongside him in battle, attaining the rank of samurai within a year.
Each piece is hand-wrought by Nepalese artisans with an Adinkra symbol set in the center and on both sides. Hand-carved motifs adorn the entire surface, making each ring one-of-a-kind.
HAIRSTYLE OF KWATAKYE, A WAR HERO
.999 silver with aged finish
Fine silver is naturally a soft metal due to its purity and the absence of base metals. Do not subject fine jewellery to excessive knocks and bangs as this shall result in deformation/breakage.
Rings are not adjustable. Adjusting rings may result in deformation/breakage.
Each piece is individually handcrafted and will have distinct characteristics that may vary from product depicted.
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