Hand Made Wood Hippopotamus Sculpture from Ghana, "Majestic Hippo"
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Gelson Avorwlanu is an artisan from Ghana who comes from multiple generations of skilled carvers. Working with artisans in his area, he presents his own designs in this sculpture, which is hand-carved from sese wood in the shape of a hippopotamus.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gelson Avorwlanu has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $200.
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.