African Sese Wood Mask in Cobalt from Ghana, "Akiti Beauty"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
Named Akiti, which means "cobalt" in the Akan language, this African mask is designed by Theophilus Sackey. He works with Ghanaian artisans, who hand-carve this oval mask from sese wood, given a painted finish in blue and black.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Theophilus Sackey has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $1200.
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.