Hand Crafted Beaded Wood Small African Masks (Set of 3), "Melowo"
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Using traditional tools and methods, Awudu Saaed of Ghana crafts this set of 3 small masks. The masks are carved by hand from rubberwood and then adorned with colorful recycled glass beads in various patterns. The artisan names the set Melowo, a Ewe word meaning "I love you".
Please note: Sizes are approximate. Colors and motifs may vary, but the theme will be similar.
- 0.27 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Each (3): 13 cm H x 7.5 cm W x 4.4 cm D
- Each (3): 5" H x 3" W x 1.7" D
Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.
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.