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Wood sculpture, "African Woman Loves Life"

byAnna Yawson: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (22)
With arms upraised, she puts her hands together as though in prayer or... more

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With arms upraised, she puts her hands together as though in prayer or celebration in a sculpture by Anna Yawson. She works in African sese wood to carve the stylized portrait, and adds the rich textures of embossed aluminum. She names her design Walayo, a Ga word which means "a woman who enjoys life."

  • 0.52 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 56 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 22" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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From Austin/Texas/USA

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07/31/2018

"Gorgeous and powerful"

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I love love love this piece. I thought about gifting it but ended up keeping it for myself. The work is beautiful up close, but mostly I see her across the room and feel uplifted by her pose and her presence. She is not small - a foot and half tall maybe? I am sure the info on the site is correct, worth paying attention to. She doesnt fit in the space I was thinking of, but I love the home I have found for her in my bedroom.

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African Woman Loves Life, Wood sculpture

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From San Francisco Bay Area

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10/14/2020

"A gorgeous ornament"

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A truly unique ornament to be cherished forever. The attention to detail can be noted in the beadwork and color choices.

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05/06/2020

"Gift Well Received"

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I bought this for my brother last year because hes a fisherman. He really really really liked it. I have yet to see it because I havent been over to his office, but hes mentioned it several times and how much he likes it.

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From Naperville, IL

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11/04/2019

"Mask"

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Beautiful

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10/03/2019

"Very Cute"

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I love hippos!

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09/24/2019

"Perfect for the Hippo Lover!"

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Anna Yawson has carved a magnificent hippo! The necklace is adjustable and will make the perfect and unique gift for my daughter, who collects hippos. It is definitely one of a kind and she has nothing like it. She will be thrilled with Annas wonderful craftsmanship!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Anna's husband suffered from a stroke five years ago. They currently live is different cities but she travels to see him every week while taking care of her two biological children and three adopted children. Her income from NOVICA helps her pay for his medical care and to support her children.

Anna Yawson has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, aluminum plate, and polish for production.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Anna cares for five children, including her two biological children and three that she adopted.

Anna supports the education of two children in elementary school and one in high school.

 
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