"Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance.""My name is Walter Kuma, and I was born in Ghana on October 22, 1981. I got interested in Ghanaian and African carvings when I was a child, because they have been an important art form for many generations. Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance. So when I finished middle school I chose to learn the trade, and I was apprenticed to Mr. Kofi Adjei.
"Now I have my own workshop, where I design and carve the things I like. I also have three young apprentices learning the trade. I carve different masks that represent the value of the family, unity and our ancestors. African masks have a strong social, ethnic, historic and symbolic meaning. I have not attended any exhibitions personally, but the people that have bought my work have exhibited in their galleries or take them to different African-theme exhibitions."
52 items by Walter Kuma
5 Testimonials for Walter Kuma
I purchased your Senufo man and wife scultures. They're beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you for sharing your art with the world.
I just received the pair of statues 'Senufo Man and Wife'. I'm so happy with my purchase. They're even more amazing then I expected. I display them proudly for all my friends to see.
Hi Walter, I purchased the mask you created titled ""Without Fear"". It is not only a powerful expression of courage, for me it serves as a powerful expression/reminder of the need to re-claim our own sense of soul. It is incredibly beautiful. The detail that identifies its uniqueness is impressive beyond belief. You are an amazing artist. I look forward to purchasing many more items from you. warmest aloha, Barbara