Fair Trade Ashanti Tribe Wood Mask, "Come By Love"
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For the Ashanti people of Ghana, actions do in fact speak louder than words. They suggest presenting this bright mask to the person one is interested in, as a first and loving gesture. The mask is known as Odobra, which means "loved one" or "come love." Robert Nortey carves the admirable mask by hand from sese wood and decorates it with embossed brass plates.
Robert Nortey has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $350. Proceeds were used to invest in the raw materials he uses for his authentic African masks.
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.