Congolese wood African mask, "Alert Boa Warrior"
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The unique masks of the Boa people (Congo) inspire Walter Kumar to replicate their captivating artistry. The Boa are known principally for their masks, traditionally used in war-related ceremonies, to enhance the warrior's courage or to celebrate victories. This mask features prominent, rounded ears, suggesting alertness, which ultimately leads to survival, whether in battle or during the hunt.
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.