Signed Expressionist Painting of Two Women from Ghana, "Dipo"
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By Ghanaian artist K. Baka, this expressionist painting depicts a pair of women preparing for the Dipo festival. They wear elaborate beaded jewelry and cloths around their waists. Says the artist, "Dipo is a Ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of Odumase in the Eastern region of Ghana. The festival is celebrated in the month of April every year. The festival is used to usher into puberty girls who are virgins and it signifies that a lady who partakes in it is of age to be married."
K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued 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.