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Signed West African Batik Painting of Fishermen from Ghana, "Day Before Tuesday"

bySamuel Ashong: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
Ghanaian artisan Samuel Ashong creates a stunning batik painting on cotton.... more

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Ghanaian artisan Samuel Ashong creates a stunning batik painting on cotton. Samuel draws his unique design on the fabric, before applying wax to the areas that should remain untouched. He then adds colored dye to the rest of the image, resulting in a beautiful canvas of color. This batik art shows a crowd of fishermen and fishmongers gathered at the shore to trade. The morning sun casts its radiance over the palm trees and canoes below. The day before Tuesday is typically very busy for these people, as over the decades they have accepted Tuesday as a day of rest, and it is believed this enables the sea to increase its fish stock. The artwork is signed by the artisan.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • Mat: 65.2 cm W x 51 cm H
  • Mat: 25.5" W x 20" H
  • Artwork: 55.5 cm W x 38 cm H
  • Artwork: 21.75" W x 15" H

  • 100% cotton, cardboard mat
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist
  • Mat included
  • Handcrafted batik art--colors and pattern placement will vary
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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3

Verified Reviewer

10/23/2019

"Cant say enough."

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This is my second piece from Samuel and I love this one more than the first. Very gifted artist.

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Verified Reviewer

02/11/2018

"Beautiful Batik"

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The art is beautiful and will be a great addition to our home. The packaging did protect the batik, but the matting is creased on one entire short end.

Purchased Item:

Fishing Canoes, Batik art

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary
From Brooklyn, New York, USA

Verified Reviewer

09/29/2017

"treasure from Africa"

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I made one African wall in my hallway. I have been to Africa many times, but I could not return with anything big...I love this picture of the women at the market in West Africa. It has modern and primitive elements as I see it, and it goes well with my other artifacts.

Purchased Item:

Queens of the Market, Handcrafted African Batik Cotton Wall Art

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Samuel Ashong has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton for continued production.

 
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