Hand-Painted Sese Wood Djembe Drum from Ghana, "Colorful Pebbles"
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Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante crafts a small djembe drum of sese wood, providing the perfect home accent for playing music or for simple decoration. She says "I saw some stones piled up at a place. I loved the way it looked and that inspired me to do something like that." Hand-painted designs in yellow and green that resemble decorative pebbles decorate the drum.
- 0.61 kgs
- 1.3 lbs
- 28.5 cm H x 17 cm Diam.
- 11.25" H x 6.75" Diam.
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.