Artisan Crafted Wood Mask from Africa, "Bird Spirit"
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A harbinger of peace, knowledge and love, a graceful bird adorns the headdress of this mask. The smooth features beneath are calm and handsome. This piece comes from the Akwapim people from the area around Aburi in Ghana. It is masterfully carved by Walter Kuma and embodies the bird spirits of the bush.
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.