Artisan Original Design Hand Carved Ebony Wood Sculpture, "Nkabom"
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Ghana's Ernestina Oppong Asante presents an original sculpture, hand-carved with care from solid ebony wood. The sculpture portrays a man's head, atop of which are two smaller heads in silhouette. Asante names the piece nkabom, which means "togetherness" in the Twi dialect of the Akan tribe of Ghana.
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.