Signed Painting of African Twin Sisters with Mat Board, "The Twins I"
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Dressed in blue over a sunny yellow background, twin sisters are like perfect mirror images of each other. They carry the same woven baskets on their heads and wear the same long earrings and necklace, as well as the same tribal markings. To the Ashanti people of Ghana, twins are believed to bring good luck, for usually only one baby is expected. Two are a blessing. K.Baka reveres tradition through his vibrant sense of art, painting with acrylics on ivory paper.
Includes a card stock mat board.
- 20 grams
- 0.71 oz
- Mat: 18 cm W x 24.5 cm H
- Mat: 7" W x 9.75" H
- Painting: 10.5 cm W x 19 cm H
- Painting: 4.1" W x 7.5" H
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.