Fair Trade African Wood Mask, "Ewe Linguist"
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With neatly combed hair, a youthful visage looks downward. Lavishly embossed plates of aluminum cover the handsome face. This beautiful mask by Victor Yao Delanyo is named Miase, or "Let us speak," in the Ewe language. "It depicts a linguist who carries the message of the chief to his people," Delanyo explains. He sculpts it of sese wood.
Victor Yao Delanyo has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates, paints and polish for 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.
"Beautiful work of art - Thank you!"
Thank you for your artistry with this work of art you have created. This mask is absolutely gorgeous and the fine, detailed carving along with the extraordinary, vibrant colors of gold and red really accent your work of art. I have your beautiful mask displayed in my living room where I’ve received many compliments. Thank you once again and I wish you all the best on your continued success.
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