This stunning wall mask by Eva Asantewa Amakye is inspired by the legendary masks of the Baule people of Ghana and Ivory Coast. According to their customs, these horned masks were inhabited by spirits and were worn during festivals. During ritual performances, the spirits were believed to come out to possess the ones wearing the mask while in a trance. Carved by hand, these sese wood mask is finished with clay and painted details.
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.