Hand Carved Wooden Pendant and Cord Necklace from Ghana, "Gyau Atiko"
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Artisan Robert Aidoo-Taylor of Ghana designs and hand makes each of his original pieces. For this necklace he carves a pendant from sese wood and frames it with wooden beads, which hang on a polypropylene cord. Aidoo-Taylor uses red acrylic paint to add a final touch of bold color to this unique pendant, named Gyau Atiko, a Ghanaian Ashanti word meaning "forehead."
- 10 grams
- 0.35 oz
- Necklace: 36 cm min L - x 72 cm max L x 1 cm W
- Necklace: 14.25" min L - x 28.5" max L x 0.4" W
- Pendant: 8 cm L x 5 cm W
- Pendant: 3.1" L x 2" W
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.
RECEIVED PENDANTS LIKE A CHRISTMAS GIFT, WITH FULL OF ANTICIPATION! VERY BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR WEAR IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. WILL SEND PICTURES.
- CASUAL AND DRESS WEAR WITH TRADITIONAL ATTIRE
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