Artisan Crafted Terracotta Giant Necklace Wall Hanging, "Akwaaba Links"
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Designed to convey a greeting to visitors, this intriguing oversize necklace is for wall display. Samuel Lovi works in terracotta to create globes and disks with traditional motifs and textures. Strung by hand on raffia cords, they receive an aged, vintage finish. The artisan names this design Akwaaba, an Akan word meaning "welcome."
Samuel Lovi has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $100. Proceeds were used to buy clay for his handcrafted ceramics and also the soapstone he uses in his jewelry.
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.