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Batik art, "Holiday Scene"

bySamuel Ashong: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
The mandates of tradition clearly stipulate there shall be no fishing on a... more

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The mandates of tradition clearly stipulate there shall be no fishing on a Tuesday. Fishermen rest while their boats are aligned on the shore. Should someone set out to fish on that day, the wrath of the gods will befall him. "Fishermen live by their own set of rules, and along Ghana's coastal area, Tuesday is the day they all rest," explains Samuel Ashong. "This day is set aside for mending nets and the maintenance of canoes." Working with a fantasy of colors, Ashong executes this detailed scene in batik and presents it in a mat board passe-partout, ready for framing.

  • 0.14 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Mat: 56 cm W x 66 cm H
  • Mat: 22" W x 26" H
  • Artwork: 40 cm W x 53 cm H
  • Artwork: 15.75" W x 20.75" H

  • Batik on cotton
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist
  • Mat included
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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3

Verified Reviewer

10/23/2019

"Cant say enough."

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This is my second piece from Samuel and I love this one more than the first. Very gifted artist.

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Verified Reviewer

02/11/2018

"Beautiful Batik"

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The art is beautiful and will be a great addition to our home. The packaging did protect the batik, but the matting is creased on one entire short end.

Purchased Item:

Fishing Canoes, Batik art

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary
From Brooklyn, New York, USA

Verified Reviewer

09/29/2017

"treasure from Africa"

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I made one African wall in my hallway. I have been to Africa many times, but I could not return with anything big...I love this picture of the women at the market in West Africa. It has modern and primitive elements as I see it, and it goes well with my other artifacts.

Purchased Item:

Queens of the Market, Handcrafted African Batik Cotton Wall Art

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Samuel Ashong has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton for continued production.

 
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