Hand Carved Wood Mask, "Festive Wisdom"
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Intended as a festive piece, this mask bears the fascinating artistry of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It features two faces auguring wisdom, for as the saying goes, "two heads are better than one." Robert Nortey carves this extraordinary mask from noble sese wood. His care for detail is admirable as he incorporates an aluminum plated embossed with the image of a slithering gecko.
Robert Nortey has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $350. Proceeds were used to invest in the raw materials he uses for his authentic African masks.
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.