Akan wood mask, "Great Knowledge"
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Beautiful in its symmetry, this mask reveals geometric motifs carved into its smooth surface. Named Nimdee (knowledge), it comes from Ghana's Akan tribe. Such masks – this one by Walter Kuma – are given to highly educated people.
Walter Kuma has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to stock up on wood, sandpaper and polish for production.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
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.