Unique African Wood Mask, "Courageous Warrior"
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Majestic horns rise above his stern countenance, emphasizing his intense expression. Ntoaso (to continue) is a courageous warrior, winning the battles that his ancestors can no longer fight.
Ernestina Oppong Asante fearlessly establishes her niche in a field dominated by men. This piece is patiently carved from naturally dried sese wood, adorned with brass and finished white clay and yellow emulsion paint to achieve its distinctive antique appearance. A newly elected warrior leader, this mask evokes admiration and contemplation in the home interior.
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.