Authentic Ashanti African Mask on a Ceramic Plaque, "Born on Thursday"
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Rita Addo Zakour demonstrates her creative skills with this elegant wall plaque depicting an African mask. Carved by hand, the face represents a woman. The artisan names the piece Yaa, which means "born on Thursday" in the Twi language, spoken by the Akan people. "As a present, this mask is given to a mother who gives birth on a Thursday, as a way of congratulating her for a safe delivery. This is mostly practiced by the Ashanti tribe," the Ghanaian artisan says. She presents the mask on a ceramic plaque.
- 0.34 kgs
- 0.7 lbs
- Plaque: 21 cm H x 21 cm W x 1.5 cm D
- Plaque: 8.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.6" D
- Mask: 12 cm H x 7 cm W x 4 cm D
- Mask: 4.7" H x 2.8" W x 1.6" D
Rita has three children. Two of them are currently in the university and one studies in a vocational school.
Rita Addo Zakour has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials such as wood and paints.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
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.