Hand Carved Teakwood Crocodile Sculpture with Textured Back, "Sacred Crocodile"
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Bright Kofi Agbetey captures the piercing gaze of Ghana's sacred crocodiles with this teakwood sculpture. Etched crosshatching along the back creates the illusion of scales. In the town of Paga, some believe the souls of the ancestors live in aquatic reptiles that inhabit the sacred pond, and the creatures are remarkably docile. The Ghanaian designer names his wood carving Odenkeyem, which means "crocodile" in the Akan Twi language.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Bright Kofi Agbetey has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $500.
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.