Acrobats Decorative Africa Walking Stick Carved by Hand, "Aketesia"
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An incredible feat of acrobacy is transformed into a decorative walking stick of admirable artistry. Eva Asantewa Amakye designs this stunning walking stick in the shape of a woman bending at a 90°degree angle to form the handle while reaching out to a man. His long legs are intertwined giving shape to the stick. Meaning "lady" in the Twi dialect of the Akan people, the "Aketesia" walking stick is carved by hand of sese wood and decorated with embossed aluminum.
Many African societies regard a person with a walking stick with respect and dignity. Usually associated with age, an elderly person using a walking stick is believed to have accumulated vast knowledge and wisdom through the years. Traditionally, the design on a walking stick tells the societal status and political inclination of the person using it.
- 0.42 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- 93 cm H x 12 cm W x 7 cm D
- 37" H x 4.7" W x 2.8" D
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.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Eva Asantewa Amakye has received a $500 microcredit loan with 0% interest.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.
"My pride and joy"
Very beautiful and well constructed cane and the best cane I have seen the carver did an outstanding job . I will purchase more of the canes.
- To enhance my wardrobe
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