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Product ID: 195369

Patterned Cotton Fan, "Obaasima"

byRobert Aidoo-Taylor: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (52)
Where the fan and handle meet on this fan, Robert Aidoo-Taylor shapes the mask... more

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Where the fan and handle meet on this fan, Robert Aidoo-Taylor shapes the mask of an Obaasima, the Akan term for a "woman of substance." "I was inspired by the fans that the Royal Family and other dignitaries use, which I saw on exhibit when I visited the Ashanti King's Manyea Palace, in Kumasi," confides Aidoo-Taylor. To craft this extraordinary fan, he covers a vinyl board with cotton printed with black and brown waves. He decorates the wood handle with rattan and polyester cords.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 21 cm W x 38 cm H
  • 8.25" W x 15" H

  • 100% cotton, vinyl, polyester, rattan and plywood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Total reviews

52

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08/19/2020

"Great bracelet"

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Some of the items by this artist are listed as for men. However, I purchased this bracelet for myself (female), and it is perfect! I have been wearing it with all of my navy outfits. It is so well made and the artist has a unique product that is wonderfully designed.

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08/04/2020

"Looks Great"

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Love the look and easy on and off with the snap.

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07/10/2020

"Purchased as gift for son"

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My son wears this bracelet every single day! It is very well constructed, stylish appearance, and comfortable.

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03/02/2020

"Great fashion accessory"

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Great fashion accessory.

Best Uses

  • I wear it with pride

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01/18/2020

"Nice quality"

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These were a Xmas present - good value for price

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01/02/2020

"Wonderful Necklace!"

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I recently lost a necklace that I loved and was looking for a replacement. This was perfect!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.

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.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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