Red and Green Hand Carved African Mask from Ghana, "Mortality"
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This colorful African mask by Wilson Aboagye depicts a sober face with eyes closed. An adinkra symbol on the forehead depicts a ladder. Owuo atwedee means "ladder of death." It is an Akan symbol of mortality and a reminder of the transitory nature of existence in this world. Rich textures are created with embossed aluminum and copper inlay.
- 0.60 kgs
- 1.3 lbs
- 42.5 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 6 cm D
- 16.75" H x 6.5" W x 2.4" D
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
Wilson Aboagye has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $100. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials for his workshop to continue 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.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.