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Cotton fan, 'Obaahemaa Parallel' - Hand Crafted African Fan in Cotton and Wood with Mask Curate

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Hand Crafted African Fan in Cotton and Wood with Mask, "Obaahemaa Parallel"

Where the fan and handle meet on this fan, Robert Aidoo-Taylor shapes the mask... more

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Where the fan and handle meet on this fan, Robert Aidoo-Taylor shapes the mask of an Obaahemaa, the Akan term for a "queen mother." "I was inspired by the fans used by the Royal Family and other dignitaries that I saw on exhibit when I visited the Ashanti King's Manyea Palace, in Kumasi," confides Aidoo-Taylor. To craft this fascinating fan, he covers a vinyl board with cotton printed with brown and cream parallel lines. He decorates the wood handle with rattan and polyester cords.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 30 cm W x 3.5 cm D
  • 17" H x 11.75" W x 1.4" D

  • 100% cotton, vinyl, polyester, rattan and plywood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.

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.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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10 Testimonials for Robert Aidoo-Taylor

Sharon

We really like the ""Perfect Peace"" bracelet in green and black but the first time my husband wore it the black threads came out from under the green braiding and it is basically broken/not wearable. We will have to return it. Hope you can ensure this doesn't happen with your bracelets in the future and wishing you success.

Terri

savannah ga USA

I received your beautiful fan today and it is even more beautiful in person. It is very well made and I will display it nicely.

Joe

Received two woven bracelets today. Well crafted for the price but one of the bands was not as advertised . . . 8.5 inches instead of 8.75 inches.
 
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