Handcrafted African Sese Wood Wall Mask from Ghana, "Heart of Africa"
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Ghanaian artisan Godfred France designs and handcrafts this round mask from sese wood. Painted in shades of green, brown, and gold and finished with local clay, the wall mask is decorated with two hearts on its forehead. The artisan calls the mask Akoma, which means "heart" in the Akan language.
Godfred supports himself and five others in his family. Since the majority of his family's income comes from NOVICA, each order helps improve their livelihoods.
Godfred France has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $450 and the most recent for $900. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.
With his sales from NOVICA, Godfred is able to support the education of his three children as well as the daughters of his deceased sisters.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.
"This is going to be one of many Cheerish Heirlooms"
What you see is what you get. I was so impressed that every detail of this mask that you see on the website is exactly what you get., it really looks authentic, good quality and craftsmanship. Can't wait to hang it on my wall. Looking now for the next treasure to order. Thank you Godfred France
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