Hand Crafted Wood and Aluminum Bust Sculpture, "Shepherd"
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Strong features and a steady gaze distinguish this handsome bust from Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng of Eastern Ghana. The sculpture is carved by hand from native sese wood and adorned with embossed aluminum plates. Local clay and dyes made from tree bark are used to finish the sculpture.
Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials for his masks and carvings.
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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.