Sese Wood and Aluminum Symbolic African Mask from Ghana, "Akaoben and Akofen"
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A colorful face is hand-carved of Ghanaian sese wood and accented with embossed aluminum sheet. This African mask by Daniel Quarcoo brings a touch of African culture to any home. The image of a bird is carved atop the head. On the mask's forehead, two symbols representing peace are added in aluminum. The artisan names this mask Akaoben and Akofen, meaning "vigilance, courage, and peace" in the Akan language.
- 0.79 kgs
- 1.7 lbs
- 44 cm H x 17 cm W x 7.5 cm D
- 17.25" H x 6.75" W x 3" D
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Thank you to the artist of this amazing elephant. I appreciate your wonderful talents. I have a collection of elephant statues and this is my favorite one. It will be special to me always.
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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.