Cotton and Wood Fan in Charcoal and Claret from Ghana, "Claret Twafo"
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Beautiful knot motifs in honey and claret cover the surface of this charcoal black hand fan, crafted of 100% cotton fibers by Ghanaian artisan Robert Aidoo-Taylor. The artisan mounts the fan on a hand-carved face-shaped handle of sese wood in red, wrapped with black nylon cord. He names the fan Twafo, meaning "King" in Akan.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.
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.