The ankh is a symbol that is usually associated with Egypt but it was honored throughout Africa. It represents life itself. Signifying wisdom and insight on the highest levels. Fertility is also associated with this sacred symbol. When used as a fertility symbol it represents the union of the masculine and feminine energy which in turn creates life on the physical plane. If we were not fertile we would not be able to create the lives that we live. So fertility can be viewed in many different ways much like the Ankh. On the mental plane it represents the union of the left and right brain or the union of Heaven and Earth. There have been many books written about the Ankh so go out and read about all the interesting things that this beloved African symbol means!
Sheinata Carn-Hall Owner/African Art Jewelry & Clothes Designer @reflectionsafricanjewelryllc
Hi everyone I hope that you are all doing well. It has been awhile since I dropped a blog post. I guess you can say I finally slowed down enuff to smell the roses. The first thing that I want to share is that after 16 years of operating my business at The Charleston City Market I have closed my doors at that location. You can still purchase my work here online at the website and visit my events calendar to see where my pop up shops will be located locally. If you have been one of my long time customers from out of town if visiting Charleston I will be happy to set up a pick up point to hand deliver my African Art to you. My children are growing and I want to be there to experience it. Not to mention spending more time with my husband and mom. Life is such an adventure and we must take time to fully experience it. The Charleston City Market was a great learning environment and all of my wonderful customers everyday made it so much fun. For that I am grateful. Now I am embarking on another journey of evolution and we will see where I end up. I will continue to make new pieces and sell them at www.reflectionsafricanjewelryllc.com. An events category will be added to the site soon so you will be able to see where I am located whenever I do a pop up shop. There are a few other ideas that I have been playing around with in my head. When the time is right I will speak about them. By now I am sure you know that I have added another talent. Sewing. I will be coming out with a few new pieces for Fall/Winter 2016. They will probably be up for sale around Thanksgiving. Pillows and handbags will be added to my collection Spring/Summer 2017 which will be available by March 2017. It's going to be exciting to see what I come up with. Sometimes I surprise myself. Creativity is so liberating! See you soon.