African wood mask, "Nature's Gift"
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"This mask is about the harmonious relationship that can exist between living creatures," says Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng of his original design. "Birds are gift of nature, created by God to fulfill a promise. Birds do not weed, farm or work, but their daily needs are provided by God." Apenteng carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring a horned headdress and a bird looking down holding a green cotton tassel as a sign of peace.
Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials for his masks and carvings.
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.