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Sometimes artwork is so captivating it needs little else to sing its praise. This hand carved drum from Ghanaian artisan Samuel Okyere is just this type of work with its carvings of the West African wild that are sure to captivate. Made from tweneboa wood with goatskin head and polypropylene cord, this drum will entertain just as great as it will look.
Samuel, a true veteran of his craft, started carving in 1966. He is always sharing his talents by teaching his traditional techniques to anyone, including the younger generation and even tourists.
He currently pays for the education of four children, two whom are his children and two are not family. Samuel is a gracious person with a big heart that can be seen through his desire to help and enable education for those outside of his family.
Samuel supports two children, two of whom are not related to him, but he would still like to help and support them.
Samuel currently gives work to full time helpers and often hires others as needed on a part-time basis.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.