Ewe Wood Mask, "Brilliant Mind"
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Hand-carved by Daniel Nyadedzor, narrow eyes are far seeing, and the countenance is serious. Its smooth, wide forehead boasts plates of embossed brass, and subtle color distinguishes this beautiful mask. Named Tagbagya (flat headed) in Ghana's Ewe language, it depicts a person of brilliance, thus anyone who excels academically may be given this mask as an award.
Emmanuel Nyadedzor has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, metal plates, polish and paint to continue production.
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.