Embossed Metal and Wood Wall Sculpture with Elephant Motif, "Adinkra Elephant"
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This handsomely detailed wall sculpture is presented by Ibrahim Seyeed in Ghana. A mighty elephant is captured mid-stride, flaunting his long trunk and the finery that adorns him. The artisan carves the piece by hand and embellishes it with embossed aluminum accents, including the gye nyame adinkra symbol, which translates to "except for God" and represents the supremacy and omnipotence of God. Adinkra symbols are visual icons created by the Akan people that generally represent concepts or proverbs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Ibrahim Seyeed has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300.
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.