Gabonese Wood Mask, "Happiness"
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With a wide smile spread across his face, this mask symbolizes happiness. The Fang people of Gabon wear this mask during major celebrations. Evans Doe Martey carves an inspiring sese wood replica adorned with ornate brass plates and hand-painted motifs.
Evans Doe Martey has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to purchase wood and metal plates for his masks and sculptures.
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.