Ghanaian Wood Mask from Africa, "New Love"
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By Eric Danquah in Ghana, this beautiful mask represents Odo fofor – "New Love" in the Akan language. He carves the circular piece from seasoned African sese wood, giving the face slightly closed eyes and an open mouth. Elegant motifs in embossed aluminum embellish the mask, which arises from Danquah's own imagination.
Eric Danquah has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to purchase wood as well as sandpaper, polish and wood stain for increased production.
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.