Wood and leather chess set, "To Victory"
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Embossed in leather, a compass points the way to victory. Francis Agbete creates the intricate motifs in tooled leather and applies them to the lid of a chess set. Intricately carved from sese wood, each warrior lines up for battle. The board graces the interior of a velvet-lined box to store the pieces when not in use.
Francis Agbete has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase 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.