Colorful African Wood Mask with Copper and Aluminum Accents, "Colorful Obaapa"
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Meaning "good woman" in the Akan language of Ghana, this mask is named Obaapa. Wilson Aboagye creates this African mask, which is hand-carved from sese wood in a conical shape. layers of black, green, and red decorate the top of the mask, which is accentuated by copper wire and embossed aluminum on the forehead and cheeks.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
Wilson Aboagye has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $100. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials for his workshop to continue 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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.