African Fertility Doll Sculpture Hand Carved Wood, "Elavanyo"
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"These dolls have been around since time in memorial. They help you have realistic expectations for yourself," says Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo of her inspiration. She creates the elegant design of this fertility doll sculpture, which she names "Elavanyo," meaning "it shall be well with you" in the Ewe a dialect spoken by the Anlo tribe of Ghana in the Volta region. The lean sculpture is carved by hand featuring outspread hands and an ornately embossed aluminum headdress.
Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $900 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a purchase of wood, metal plates and paints to increase 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.
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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.