African Artisan Designed Wood Wall Mask with Eagle Motif, "Eagle"
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This unique mask design is the inspiration of Ghanaian artisan Daniel Quarcoo. Two eagles flank a tree on the forehead of the mask; the designs are carefully etched in the wood in a series of small dots. Crescent-shaped eyes are underscored by triangular shapes on the cheeks and a long, straight nose. The mask is hand-painted in shades of green, yellow, brown and black.
Up to 90 percent of Daniel's income comes from his NOVICA sales. His sales have been down recently and this worries him greatly since his whole family relies on him to provide for them, including his four children.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Daniel Quarcoo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.