Wood sculpture, "Thinking About the World"
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Wiasi ben ni means "what a world" in the Akan language, and is the name Juliana Akandas confers on this exquisite sculpture design. Its sinuous line and airy, abstract form bring a contemporary grace to the work. "Our world is full of mystery," Akandas comments, portraying a person deep in thought. The statuette is carved from African sese wood with applications of sea sand and brass repoussé.
- 0.81 kgs
- 1.8 lbs
- 41 cm H x 15 cm W x 8.5 cm D
- 16.25" H x 6" W x 3.3" D
- Sese wood and brass
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- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
Juliana Akandas has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to purchase wood and paint in bulk for her wood carvings.
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.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.