African Fan with Mask Artisan Crafted in Cotton and Wood, "Yellow Bobo Mask"
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Robert Aidoo-Taylor replicates the art of the Bobo people of Burkina Faso for the design of this fan. The mask, which is placed on both sides of the fan, features round eyes and broad, smiling lips. To craft this superb fan, Aidoo-Taylor covers a vinyl board with cotton printed with red, black and brown waves and decorates the wood handle with rattan and polyester cords.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.
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.