Batik wall hanging, "Beauty Comb II"
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The millenary customs of the Kantanka family from the Ashanti region (Ghana) inspire K. Baka. According to custom, during the puberty rites of girls, the chief priest picks out a comb from a ceremonial pot. If the comb features heads, it means the gods have spoken to the girl. "The number of heads on the comb is supposed to be the number of children the girl will have," says the artist as he crafts the wall hanging with traditional batik techniques.
- 70 grams
- 0.2 lbs
- 80 cm W x 65 cm H
- 31.5" W x 25.5" H
- Batik on 100% cotton
- Hand wash in cold water
- Signed by the artist
- Display rod not included
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued 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.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.