Hand Carved West African Sese Wood Mask with Bird, "Anoma Kese"
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Alighted atop this West African mask, a bird wraps its vividly colored wings around the mask's head. Artisan Ibrahim Seyeed from Ghana names this original mask Anoma kese, meaning "big bird" in a Ghanaian tribal dialect. This captivating mask is hand carved from sese wood and is detailed with intricately etched aluminum plating, which is affixed to the forehead and cheeks.
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.