Sese Wood Lion Motif Wall Mask Hand Carved in Ghana, "Lion of Ghana"
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Ghanaian designer Theophilus Sackey presents this charming mask that is made using local sese wood. Theophilus works with local artisans who cut and carve the wood into the attractive design, before painting and polishing the mask. A gorgeous dark teal lion roars proudly on the mask's forehead, with the same color patterning the etched cheeks. The lion is a common symbol throughout African culture, representing strength, wisdom, courage and protection.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Theophilus Sackey has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $1200.
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.