icon handOver $99.4 million sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Batik wall hanging, 'Sankofa Aklowa' - African Cotton Batik Folk Art Wall Hanging icon bankCurate

Product ID: 352545

African Cotton Batik Folk Art Wall Hanging, "Sankofa Aklowa"

Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an... more

storeShips Fast from the U.S.

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an "aklowa" (village) about 30 miles north of Accra, the painting is a personal expression of what the artist considers to be one of his sanctuaries. The pair of cottage huts and coconut trees represent twins with whom he became enamored upon first visiting the village. Towering flora backdrop the serenity of Baka's refuge.

Aburi is a hilly town, renowned for its spectacular view, as the higher elevation affords glimpses of Accra rivaling those seen from a helicopter. Here also is the home of one of the world's most significant botanical gardens - a haven for exotic, tropical and medicinal plants. Inspired by the contrast between urbanity and the peace of the countryside, Baka elaborates this work using dyes extracted naturally from vegetables.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 62 cm W x 89 cm H
  • 24.5" W x 35" H

  • 100% cotton
  • Signed by the artist
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Ships fast from USA.
You May Also Like

You can find our batik wall hanging 'Sankofa Aklowa' by K. Baka in wall decor categories such as Cultural Wall Hangings, Leaf and Tree Wall Hangings and Tropical Decor Wall Hangings. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

Product Reviews By Customers
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star
(0)
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star
(0)
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star
(0)
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star
(0)
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star
(0)
icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

11 Testimonials for K. Baka

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Andre Raw

Rio de Janeiro / RJ / Brazil

Looks great on my wall!

Lawrie

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sir- I received your wall hanging today called ""Long Cool Drink."" It is exquisite! You are very talented! Thank you for sharing your talents and your God given gift with me. It is hanging for all to see. Thank you. Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski , Edmonton, Canada

Heather

Tyler, Texas,USA

I purchased Elephant Child. Not only is it more beautiful in person, it also creates a great energy in the room. It is officially the coolest thing on my wall, and I have lots of cool things on my walls. I highly recommend this exquisite tapestry to anyone who loves elephants like I do.
 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed