Nyame Biribi Wo Soro - God is in the heaven Hope

Nyame Biribi Wo Soro God is in the heaven Hope
100% silk twill scarf (90 x 90 cm) 
Color: radical red/rebecca purple/slate blue

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Nyame Biribi wo Soro - Symbol of Hope
Name/Theme: Nyame biribi wo soro/Hope 
Proverb: ‘Nyame biribi wo soro, ma no me ka me nsa. 
Literal Translation: ‘O God, something is in heaven, let it come into my hand’ (Rattray, 1959: 267).

Meaning: Nyame refers to God, biribi wo soro means something is in heaven, ma mensa nka means let me have it. ‘Biribi’ in the proverb signifies God’s benevolence, mercy, blessings, and all the good things which promote the well being of a person. ‘Soro’ also signifies a source of opportunities and prospects which abound for advancement for every aspect of our life.

Background: Confidence, expectation, optimism, anticipation, faith, determination, hopefulness are virtues that a person requires to gain the favour of God. This suggests the supremacy of God to be the provider of mankind just as He provides rain for all, so can He also make provision for all who need His blessings. The proverb emphasizes the belief in heaven (sky) as God’s dwelling place. God’s abode, therefore, is believed to have all the blessings that he offers to those who fervently request for them. There is therefore the belief that God is good and has the ability to answer prayers. This pattern was stamped on a paper and hung above the lintel of a door in the palace. The king of Asante used to touch this lintel, then his forehead, then his breast, repeating these words three times (Rattray, 1959: 266)

Moral Value: The proverb encourages the requisition of favors from God through prayers and faithfulness. It also stresses the need for people to be optimistic and positive minded. This is a symbol of hope.

"God is in the heavens"  symbol of hope A reminder that God's dwelling place is in heaven, where he can listen to all prayers.

Extract from Cultural Symbolism in Asante Traditional Textiles by ABRAHAM EKOW ASMAH

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