Hand Carved Sese Wood and Aluminum African Mask from Ghana, "Akan Adornment"
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Inspired by the mask styles of the West African Akan people, Henry Acquah hand carves this mask from local sese wood and paints it in natural earthen colors. Acquah then embellishes the mask with added aluminum plating on the face, as well as carved motifs along the headdress.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Henry Acquah has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $700.
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.