Hand Carved African Wall Mask, "Take Heart"
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A solemn face enlivens this mask as it shares the wisdom of the Ga people of Ghana. Known as natsui, it is worn for entertainment during special feasts as it suggests to "take heart." "The Ga people strongly believe that whatever one does in life, one must take heart in doing it, for one never knows what the future holds," explains Eric Darko.
Eric Darko has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to hire additional artisans and to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood and polish for 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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.