Hand Made African Mask on Stand, "Wednesday's Girl"
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With a face like the full moon, this beautiful mask depicts an Akuaba, an Akan word for the child of Akua, a girl born on Wednesday. The term also signifies a doll. Walter Kuma carves the symmetrical features, bright eyes and full lips. "I want people to believe in whatever they do and hope for success in the future," he says.
The mask is displayed on an iron stand.
- 0.92 kgs
- 2.0 lbs
- Mask: 27 cm H x 23 cm W x 3 cm D
- Mask: 10.75" H x 9" W x 1.2" D
- Stand: 4 cm H x 10 cm W x 10 cm D
- Stand: 1.6" H x 3.9" W x 3.9" D
Walter Kuma has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to stock up on wood, sandpaper and polish for 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.