African Folk Art Threadwork Wall Art Handmade in Ghana, "Xylophone Player Sings"
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An African xylophone player sings his heart out, lost in the music and the moment. Ernestina Oppong Asante creates the image by hand from cotton thread on card stock. She applies one thread at a time with diligent care for detail as she works with a palette that includes tan, brown, blue and black on an ecru background.
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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.