African Bemba Healer Wall Mask Zoomorphic Man from Ghana, "Bemba Healer"
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This mask of striking zoopomorphic features replicates those worn by the Bemba people of Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. They are also known as Babemba, meaning "People of the Lake" and it was worn by their sorcerers and healers for their rites of magic and healing. This wall mask by Eva Asantewa Amakye is carved by hand of seasoned sese wood featuring animal horns and ears, and such a wide opened mask it seems to split the mask in two.
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.