Historically carved only for elderly West African royalty, this walking stick is adorned with local motifs and symbols. A solitary bird rests underneath the handle, symbolizing peace. Daniel Nyadedzor patiently crafts this piece from sese wood, adorns it with aluminum plating, and finishes it with white clay and cream emulsion paint to achieve its antique appearance. Nyadedzor names the walking stick Togbe, or "chief," in honor of his rich cultural heritage.
Emmanuel Nyadedzor has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, metal plates, polish and paint to continue 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.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.