Signed Painting of a Xylophone Player from Ghana, "Xylophone Player"
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In tones of blue, black, and white, an African xylophone player is featured in this expressionist composition by K. Baka. The musician happily plays on, framed against a village hut and a tree in the distance. This work depicts the Lobi tribe version of a xylophone, known as a gyil. According to legend, the gyil was given to humans by an antelope, and is believe to represent the sound of water.
K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued 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.