Handmade Wood Mask, "Ghost"
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A spectral image inspires this mask by Ernestina Oppong Asante, each detail contributing to the haunting whole. Framed by intriguing locks of hair, its dark, wide eyes and lips interrupt etched bands of brown and white. Carved by hand from local sese wood, the designs and patterns are enhanced by decorated metal plates. Painted in engaging colors, a coat of potassium is applied to achieve the elegant, rustic appearance.
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.