Folk Art Paintings from West Africa(24 items)
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I just received The Lost Fishermen and I love it. This artwork arrived quickly to the United States and looks just like the photo online. It is beautiful up close and from a distance, and draws lots of attention from visitors. Definitely worth the purchase.
I love this beautiful piece of folk art. It reminds me of the strength and beauty of women. Thank you!
Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah Framed batik art
"I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events."
"I worked at a government survey department from 1981 to 1982. I was later asked to attend their Cartography College. Upon graduation I worked further, but due to lack of professional... read more
Popular Folk Art Paintings from West Africa
Threadwork, "In Harmony"$149.99
Randy Abeka Abbam sends a powerful message of unity in a very unique way as he conjures the presence of three queens. They represent three of Ghana's most important tribes, Ashanti, Dagomba, and Akwapim. Standing as close as sisters do, their colorful robes are interwoven to symbolize love, togetherness, and mercy amongst them and their people.
Arrives with a tweneboah wood frame.
African Kente Cloth Collage Framed Oil Painting, "Water Carrier"$99.99
Shown in silhouette, a graceful woman balances a pot on her head. Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboa portrays her in oils on cotton calico, adding cutouts of African kente cloth for her dress. The composition arrives in a frame of ceiba wood.
Handcrafted Batik Painting of African People from Guatemala, "Porters"$109.99
Designed and crafted by Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah, this artwork from Ghana depicts a trio of African women. One sits on a tray, one carries a tray full of foodstuffs, and the third carries an empty tray, her child slung over her back. The artist achieves this folk art composition using a variety of techniques. He utilizes the batik method to decorate several bits of cotton cloth, using a combination of colorful dyes with a wax resist. He then hand-cuts the designs into the artwork, replacing the cut-out portions with the colorful cloth that suggests the image of the women. This stunning piece of home decor arrives in a redwood frame.
Framed Oil Painting on Cotton and Batik Cloth from Ghana, "The Lost Fishermen"$119.99
Three colorfully-clad fishermen paddle hard for home in this appealing artwork from Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah in Ghana. He crafts the piece using cotton fabric and scraps of batik cloth, painted with oil colors and ink. The piece is presented in a ceiba wood frame ready for hanging. The fishermen's boat bears the motto, 'Sea Never Dry' which "stems from the belief that people have an immense capacity for creativity," explains the artist.