Hand Carved Brown and Beige African Mask, "In Silence"
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An imposing figure with a narrow face gazes at the world through narrowed eyes. An X covers the mouth. Carved by hand, this African mask is the work of Daniel Asante. "Sometimes we need to let it go, hence the 'X' design on the lips of the mask means 'silence is golden,'" the Ghanaian artisan explains. He names his design Nsem pii, which means "there is more to it" in the Twi language.
Daniel has two grandchildren in elementary school that he supports.
Daniel Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, goatskin, polish, and sandpaper for production.