Wood and Recycled Glass Beaded Fertility Doll from Ghana, "Emerging from a Pot"
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Emerging from a pot, the figure of a woman with outstretched arms is crafted of Ghanaian sese wood, featuring a charming, antiqued finish. With a characteristically exaggerated head, this fertility doll represents an African tradition as they are often given to women who are hoping to conceive. Hand-carved by Winfred Korley, the sculpture wears beaded jewelry of colorful recycled glass.
- 0.54 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- 38 cm H x 17 cm W x 7 cm D
- 15" H x 6.75" W x 2.8" D
Winfred Korley has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, his raw material, 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.