Handmade Wood Decorative Box, "Royal Gift"
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Issaka Ibrahim is inspired by the traditions and customs of Ghana's Sandema people in the creation of this dried calabash box. It is decorated with detailed masks that are only allowed to be replicated for the chief. He usually gives this type of box as a gift to the women who have served him best. Ibrahim sculpts the masks with powdered charcoal and adheres them to a dried gourd to create this extraordinary decorative box, often used by Sandema women for storing jewelry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Issaka Ibrahim has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $200.
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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.