Multi Color Akan Trinket Decorative Wood Box Crafted by Hand, "Akan Colors"
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Daniel Quarcoo follows tradition with the design of this decorative box. The Ghanaian artisan is inspired by the Akan trinket box, which is usually given filled with beads to young women of child bearing years. The sese wood box is crafted and painted by hand.
Up to 90 percent of Daniel's income comes from his NOVICA sales. His sales have been down recently and this worries him greatly since his whole family relies on him to provide for them, including his four children.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Daniel Quarcoo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.