Akan Gold from Ohiri Kreation

March 13th, 2016

We’ve been following Ohiri Kréation on Instagram for a while. We love the minimalist jewellery, inspired by Akan Gold. This introduction of Ohiri by Unseen Pieces is perfect.

“The story begins when Akébéhi Kpolo breaks her mother’s necklace at the age of 9. While trying to repair it, she discovers her passion for manual art and jewels. From then on, she enjoys making jewelry for herself and sometimes for people on request. When her MBA in Sustainable Development was obtained, Akébéhi decides to realize her dream and launches Ohiri Kréation in August 2011.

In association with Ivoirians artisans Akébéhi imagines a line of modern and sophisticated jewels realized with Akan Gold weights, a symbol of West Africa History. Akans are an ethnic group who lives in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. In the 13th Century, Akan Gold weight was the major component of an elaborated monetary system. Today this currency is used in other forms as ornaments and fineries for special occasions (enthronement, traditional weddings,…). All our jewels are handmade and exist in limited edition. Succeeding in allying Tradition and Modernity is Ohiri Kreation philosophy.”

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And let’s not forget the Akan gold that inspires Ohiri

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