Signed Portrait Painting of a Woman from Ghana, "Donkor III"
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Beautiful, she is the "child of the gods" as her name, Donkor, suggests. According to Akan customs, if a woman is unable to conceive, she will pray to the gods for help. When she does finally give birth, it is believed the child is a gift from the gods and is thus named "Donkor." One of the privileges of a Donkor person is to let their hair grow into long locks. K.Baka paints this expressionist portrait of Donkor, complete with facial markings meant to prevent her from dying.
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.