Malian wood mask, "Spirit Protector"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
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Walter Kuma offers this spectacular mask for protection. "In Mali it is known as Kotoklo, and it is said to ward off evil spirits," explains the master carver. The sese wood mask features embossed aluminum plates and two powerful swords depicted by the temples.
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.