Wall Relief Panel with Animal Motifs by African Artisan, "Bambara Dogon Board"
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Dogon boards were traditionally placed on doors, and incorporated animal and human symbols to protect the entrance to the home. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in Western Africa. Artisan Issaka Ibrahim presents his interpretation of a Dogon board, incorporating male and female figures facing each other to represent balance, as well as bird, tortoise and antelope motifs. The artisan names his original relief panel after the Bambara people of Western Africa. The panel's raised motifs are formed from hardened calabash.
- 1.25 kgs
- 2.8 lbs
- 100 cm H x 15 cm W x 3 cm D
- 39" H x 6" W x 1.2" D
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.