Hand Carved African Fertility Doll with Embossed Aluminum, "Akuaba"
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Theophilus Sackey depicts a beautiful young woman he names Akuaba. Referring to a fertility doll, the word means "Akua's daughter;" Akua is the name given to every Ashanti girl born on Wednesday. Childless women hold great faith in their powers and often carry a doll with them until they become pregnant. Also, the akuaba is a symbol of beauty and wisdom.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Theophilus Sackey has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $1200.
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.