Hand Painted Wood Bead Necklace with Pendant from Ghana, "Anokye"
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Inspired by a powerful Ghanaian priest named Ofomko Anokye, a co-founder of the Empire of Asante in West Africa, artisan Roberto Aidoo-Taylor crafts several beads from local sese wood to flank a unique wooden pendant on this powerful statement necklace. The horned mask-shaped ornament is painted red and black to impart the power and dynamism of this revered 17th-century leader onto its modern-day bearer. The necklace features an adjustable sliding knot for a custom fit.
- 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: 6 cm L x 3 cm W
- Pendant: 2.4" L x 1.2" 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.