Fair Trade African Wood Mask, "Good Thoughts"
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An elegant personage seems to speak, his handsome features serenely lovely. Applications of richly embossed aluminum enhance this finely carved mask, and applications of white clay give it an aged appearance. Eric Danquah names it Adwene Pa which means "think only good thoughts" in the language of Ghana's Akan people. The image arises from his own imagination.
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.