Issaka Ibrahim applies calabash gourd to a wooden panel to depict people, a turtle and two lizards. Depicted in low relief, the motifs come from the Dogon people of Mali. Glowing earth colors distinguish a beautiful work of art.
86 cm H x 36 cm W x 1 cm D
34" H x 14.25" W x 0.4" D
Dried calabash and plywood
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Made in Ghana.
Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
"I want you to know I will create my best designs for you."
"I was born in Accra on August 4, 1974, but learned my art in Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I was taught by Mr. Masawudu. Because I had no sponsorship, I decided to learn to craft masks to earn a living. I work with wood, aluminum, copper, calabash and aluminum; my tools are hammers, chisels, nails, white glue, polish and such.
"I like to keep busy and find motivation in educating others about art. In fact, I have taught the craft to others. Although my work has been exhibited in hotels and is prized by my clients, my greatest challenges in life have been financial, and also promoting my art.
"I am married, and we have two children. I feel my works are very unique and beautiful, and this has not changed. My dream is to become known as an artist.
"It's wonderful to work with Novica, and I want you to know I will create my best designs for you."
6 Testimonials for Issaka Ibrahim
Your work is just beautiful and we appreciate that we have the opportunity to it in our home
Sir, I received your wooden wall plaque today entitled Dogon Life. It is so amazingly beautiful! I am so proud to hang it in my living room today! Thank you for sharing your talents with me and the rest of the world. I am in awe of your skills! Thank you. Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski