Wood mask, "Head of the House"
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Handsome, symmetrical features are distinguished by even, diagonal stripes. Bold and masculine, this mask by Nii Noi 'Chico' Nortey comes from Ghana's Akan tribe. Named Mmarima (Men), such pieces are given to a man when he marries to show he is the head of the family.
Nii Noi 'Chico' Nortey has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, potassium, calico and other fabrics to increase production.