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African Cotton Batik Folk Art Wall Hanging, "Sankofa Aklowa"

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Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an... more

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Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an "aklowa" (village) about 30 miles north of Accra, the painting is a personal expression of what the artist considers to be one of his sanctuaries. The pair of cottage huts and coconut trees represent twins with whom he became enamored upon first visiting the village. Towering flora backdrop the serenity of Baka's refuge.

Aburi is a hilly town, renowned for its spectacular view, as the higher elevation affords glimpses of Accra rivaling those seen from a helicopter. Here also is the home of one of the world's most significant botanical gardens - a haven for exotic, tropical and medicinal plants. Inspired by the contrast between urbanity and the peace of the countryside, Baka elaborates this work using dyes extracted naturally from vegetables.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 62 cm W x 89 cm H
  • 24.5" W x 35" H

  • 100% cotton
  • Signed by the artist
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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16

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03/03/2021

"Cute!"

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Love these coasters! Each hand painted and not too big. I ordered them for me, but I will also be purchasing them for a friend for her birthday!

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01/31/2021

"Nice"

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Nice have as a gift.

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12/08/2020

"Very pretty and useful"

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Even the childs mask can be worn by an adult; they are very adjustable.

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10/27/2020

"Gift was appreciated"

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My son & grand son thought they were great. They already look exactly alike, so this was just an extension. They came quickly & are very well made

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Verified Reviewer

10/02/2020

"EXCELLENT FIT"

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these masks are very well constructed & wash very well without fading.

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04/11/2020

"Perfect for a beach house"

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I gave this piece to my daughter who lives in Hawaii. She hung it on a bamboo rod. It looks great and is the perfect casual accent for a tropical themed room.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued 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.

 
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