African Female Wall Mask Artisan Crafted in Ghana, "Mamprusi Lady"
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This exquisite mask of fine features captures the beauty and proud poise of Mamprusi women of northern Ghana. Daniel Quarcoo decorates the sese wood mask with painted details, including her tall braided hairstyle. Her forehead is decorated with a triangular brass plate embossed by hand.
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.