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Unique Batik Cotton Wall Art, "The Inspection"

bySamuel Ashong: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
As the day draws to an end, fishermen inspect their boats and nets to ensure... more

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As the day draws to an end, fishermen inspect their boats and nets to ensure they are in working condition for the following day. "But they won't go out to sea on Tuesdays," says Ghanaian artist Samuel Ashong. It is a long-held belief by the fishing community that Tuesday is a day of rest, both for humans and for the sea. Should anyone be caught fishing on a Tuesday, they will be heavily fined and special rituals will have to be performed in order to pacify the sea. Ashong masters batik techniques to create this admirable composition. Arrives with a manila card paper mat board.

  • 0.31 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • Mat: 66 cm W x 56 cm H
  • Mat: 26" W x 22" H
  • Artwork: 53 cm W x 40 cm H
  • Artwork: 20.75" W x 15.75" H

  • Batik on cotton
  • Signed by the artist
  • Mat included
  • 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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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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