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Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads, "My Lovely Bird"

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"This is my lovely bird," confides Kobina Asmah of this amazing sculpture. Turning its head back on itself, this bird becomes the Sankofa symbol that reminds one to retrieve from the past that which is useful, and carry it forward. Asmah is inspired by the legendary Adinkra symbols of Ashanti origin to carve this spectacular sese wood sculpture. Holding a seed in its beak, the bird has colorful wings studded with recycled glass beads, and etched patterns on its long neck. The base is inlaid with brass motifs.

  • 0.61 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 16 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 6.25" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood, recycled glass beads, brass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Sharon

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10/15/2021

"Sankofa bird"

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It is the perfect addition to my collection! Thank you!

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My Lovely Bird, Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads

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Marleigh

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10/17/2020

"Love this Rendition of an iconic theme"

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Go back for what is valuable. Terrific reminder and a beautiful piece.

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My Lovely Bird, Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads

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Ted

From Bay Area . California

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11/17/2021

"Love it."

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I wish he would have made it much larger. Its perfect. It always captures my attention.

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Judicial Authority, African Cameroonian Wood Mask

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Shamani

From United States

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07/15/2021

"Wood carved with of mask"

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I love the quality workmanship of this beautiful piece of art.

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Forest Wolf, Handcrafted Sese Wood Wolf Mask in Green from Ghana

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Yasmin

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05/14/2021

"wonderful mask"

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this is really beautiful, with lots of details, we love it!

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animal mask decorative

Best Uses

  • home decor

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Kathie

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10/24/2020

"So happy with this mask"

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I love the dimensions of this mask. Substantial but not overpowering. The bead colors are not quite as bright as pictured but really close. The metal work is superb. Overall gorgeous. I was particularly impressed by the packaging. Coming from Africa, the mask was first wrapped in Kraft wrapping paper, taped at each end, then a second same type wrapping. It was placed in a strong cardboard box that was just the size of the wrapped mask and didnt allow for movement inside. Definite pride by the craftsperson.

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Enabling Education

Enabling Education

With the help of his income from NOVICA, Kobina was able to support his children and their education. They are now grown up and able to support themselves. Kobina sees education as something very important to him and his heart breaks when he sees children walking around or working instead of attending school. He currently helps support four children of single mothers and pays for their education. The oldest one is about to graduate high school and it has been his dream to attend university. Kobina is working hard to save and gather funds to help him achieve his dream and further his education.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Most of Kobina's income is from NOVICA and, although sales have been good recently, a large portion of his income goes to supporting the education of four children. Paying for their education is a huge financial burden but is a constant motivation for him to create and sell more designs.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Kobina Asmah has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, aluminum plates, and sandpaper.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Kobina is a conceptual artist, designer and finisher. He depends on carvers to help him bring his designs to life. Every product purchased helps support him and those he works with.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Kobina started out with very a very humble income and has now been able to increase it every year further enabling him to support himself and his community.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Kobina has two children of his own and helps support the education of four other children in his community.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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