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Hand Carved and Painted Wood Sculpture From Africa, "Black Hippo"

A black hippopotamus threatens strangers away by opening its huge mouth and... more

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A black hippopotamus threatens strangers away by opening its huge mouth and exposing its teeth. The sculpture is carved by hand of sese wood with admirable care for detail. Painted black, this sculpture from Ernestina Oppong Asante celebrates this great creature, regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. In 2008 the hippo was assigned vulnerable status by the IUCN.

  • 2.17 kgs
  • 4.8 lbs
  • 19 cm H x 38 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 15" W x 5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

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27 Testimonials for Ernestina Oppong Asante

BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

This chair is so beautiful. Love, Love, Love. I will shop again. Thank you so much

Terese

Received the beautiful ""Botanical Beat"" Djembe on time. Is is so beautiful in details - great Master Piece of art from you. In addition, it sounds so great. I took it to a drum circle and everyone wanted to touch it and to play with it. All in all, thank you, Ms Asante, for making this awesome Djembe. Tony. WI. USA. 5/2015
 
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