Artisan Crafted Wood Mask, "Lady Protector"
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Mystical and powerful, this sese wood mask of a young woman is hailed as a protective spirit. Juliana Akandas designs this piece in the tradition of the Akan people of Ghana, who usually keep a similar mask in their homes for protection and guidance.
Juliana Akandas has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to purchase wood and paint in bulk for her wood carvings.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.