Ewe wood mask, "I Believe"
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Walter Kuma presents a mask of dignified elegance stylized after Anlo tribe traditions in Ghana. He carves the mask by hand of sese wood and adorns it with embossed aluminum brass plates and painted motifs. "I named this mask 'Soboa,' which in Ewe language means 'I believe in you my God.' I want to tell the world that whatever we do, we need to have a belief in God, and that he will be with us," says Kuma as he shares his beliefs.
Walter Kuma has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to stock up on wood, sandpaper and polish for production.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
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.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.