Fertility Doll-Style Wood and Aluminum Sculpture from Ghana, "Aku Sika Doll"
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Meaning "beautiful woman" in the Akan language, this sculpture from Ghana is named Aku Sika. Hard-carved from sese wood in the style of traditional fertility dolls, this sculpture depicts a female form that is accented with painted designs and embossed aluminum.
- 1.70 kgs
- 3.7 lbs
- 58 cm H x 21.5 cm W x 11.5 cm D
- 22.75" H x 8.5" W x 4.5" D
George Asante has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to purchase wood and other raw materials for his work.
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.
This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.