Hand Carved African Mask with Raffia, "Northern Water Spirit"
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Concentric lines accentuate the contours of this bold and authentic African mask. Carved by hand of seasoned sese wood, the face is framed with raffia hair. "In the northern region of Ghana, farmers put such masks in their farms to help them have good rains for a good harvest," says artisan Emmanuel Opoku Asante.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Emmanuel Opoku Asante has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $800.
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.
It took a little while for this mask to arrive because of the hurricanes, and it was worth the wait. I call this Northern Spirit Mask my Donald Trump mask, noting the correlation between money and water. When I displayed my Dan Protector Mask, I heard the Spirits rhythmic song as they were released to do thier work. I am a Christian and believe in the Holy Spirit embodied in these masks. Thanks Mr. Opoku. Sincerely, Dan.
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