Handmade Wood Walking Stick, "Senufu Man"
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A piece to reflect Senufu artistry, this original walking stick features the profile of a man with a long beard and a protruding belly. Eric Darko uses manual tools to achieve the refined detail that embellishes this piece. Entirely hand-carved from tweneboa wood, the walking stick features colored accents rendered through tinted polish. The Senufu hail from Cote d'Ivoire and are renowned for their variety of masks and sculptures, used in the activities of their different secret societies. This walking stick makes a mesmerizing decorative accent.
Eric Darko has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to hire additional artisans and to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as wood and polish for production.
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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.