Akan wood mask, "Eagle Power"
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This mask of powerful elegance celebrates the artistic traditions of Ghana's Akan people. Eric Danquah carves the sese wood mask by hand and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates that resemble tribal scarifications. Two golden eagles appear on the temples as Danquah explains this mask is intended to show appreciation or thanksgiving, ndaase in the Akan language.
Eric Danquah has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to purchase wood as well as sandpaper, polish and wood stain for increased production.
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.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.