Handmade Osese Wood Oware Board Game from Ghana, "Anigye Oware"
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Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante hand crafts this challenging oware board game. The oware game is a traditional board game that has been around for at least 4,000 years, and will provide hours of fun to whomever owns it. This game is comprised of a folding sese wood game board that features a wood-burned motif on the top. Plastic playing pieces come with the game.
- 0.87 kgs
- 1.9 lbs
- Closed: 16.5 cm H x 25 cm W x 8 cm D
- Closed: 6.5" H x 9.75" W x 3.1" D
- Open: 16.5 cm H x 50 cm W x 4 cm D
- Open: 6.5" H x 19.75" W x 1.6" D
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.