I was introduced to Adrinka symbols decades ago, but haven't found much with them on it. I couldn't resist when I saw this blanket and it hasn't disappointed. Each symbol is large and the colors vibrant. Since I received this beautiful blanket, it has become part of my daily rituals. I take time to relish the meaning of each symbol.
When I first saw LaKay's Ankara Throw I was awed by it and was sure that it would indeed be the perfect gift for my Sister's upcoming 60th birthday. I needed something really special. I purchased it early to ensure that I would indeed be able to get one of the "beauties" ànd I definitely preferred an early delivery rather than a late one. The delivery was quite timely. When my friend received it we had a "grand unwrapping" via video call, as I live in Barbados and she resides in Queens . I wish I could describe in minute detail the immeasurable joy she showed. Many aspects made the package perfect. First..... The packaging..... Ribboned tied. Then as "fate" would have it, the sticker "homemade with love" was placed on the outside of the Gye Nyame symbol which holds significance for us both. Second .... When it was finally "out of the bag" but not yet unraveled she spoke of the lovely scent (which she was trying to figure out) but somehow reminded her of an incensed smell. Next.... The softness of the Throw.... She said it was really really soft. At this time The Throw is fully opened and my Sister is smiling and laughing and loving your Piece of Art. It was the works of our Ancestors, my seeing your beautiful piece online...... the placement of the sticker on the Gye Nyame BUT then the icing on the cake was the representation of an old saying by her mom (who has transitioned) depicted in one of the symbols ....Ese Ne Tekrema. The handwritten thank you note was an exceptional gesture. It added another personalised touch. My review is long but heartfelt and seeing the joy on my friend's face was priceless!!!! Thank you so much Lakay in enabling me to present my friend with the perfect 60th gift. We will be back!!!!