Pair of Wood and Recycled Glass Statuettes from Ghana, "Fertility Couple"
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Artisan Winfred Korley crafts a charming pair of fertility dolls, rich with significance. The woman holds her stomach, and the man does so as well in solidarity, showing his support in maternity. Each figure is carved by hand from native sese wood and adorned with jewelry of recycled glass beads. Fertility dolls such as these are common in West Africa, carried by women who are hoping to conceive.
- 0.28 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Male figurine: 24 cm H x 9 cm W x 5.5 cm D
- Male figurine: 9.5" H x 3.5" W x 2.2" D
- Female figurine: 23 cm H x 8.5 cm W x 6 cm D
- Female figurine: 9" H x 3.3" W x 2.4" D
Winfred Korley has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, his raw material, to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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.