Akan wood mask, "To Thank You"
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A mask of solemn expression, it is worn by the Akan people during their thanks-giving ceremonies. Known as aseda ("thanks"), this sese wood replica by Walter Kuma features a long face with a rounded mouth, as if in prayer of appreciation for a good harvest.
Walter Kuma has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to stock up on wood, sandpaper and polish for 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.