Wood Fertility Doll Sculpture, "Fante Fertility Doll I"
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Winfred Korley finds inspiration in the customs and beliefs of Ghana's Fante people for the design of this antiqued fertility doll. Expertly carved by hand from sese wood, the sculpture features white beaded earrings and necklace. "The fetish priest gives thanks to the gods for answering parents' request for a child and the white beads on the doll resemble the beads put on a newborn for protection against evil," explains the master carver.
Winfred Korley has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, his raw material, to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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