Artisan Made Men's African Woven Bracelet in Blue and Wine, "Royal Braid"
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Bold colors command attention in this handsome wristband bracelet for men, crafted by Ghana's Robert Aidoo-Taylor. The indigo, wine, and sky blue bracelet is woven from sturdy cords around a recycled paper core. It closes with a brass snap.
The artisan was inspired by a renowned rattan weaver who would use such designs on his baskets. The braided design is known as messa in the Akan language; it means "three strands".
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.
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.