While helping her mother, Madam Adwoa began to offer a small number of woodcarvings, which to her surprise sold very well in the market. This inspired to pursue woodcarving as a career.
Madam Adwoa became involved in handicrafts through her mother, who sold Adinkra symbols and kente cloths. While helping her mother, she began to offer a small number of woodcarvings, which to her surprise sold very well in the market. This inspired Madam Adwoa to pursue woodcarving as a career. After a period of careful instruction in the creation and finishing of finely sculpted objects, she opened up her own workshop, under the banner, "God moves in mysterious ways."
Currently Madam Adwoa heads a team of fifteen artisans in her workshop. As a highly evolved and dedicated creator, she demands only the best from her staff.
Bright colors distinguish this jovial personage, immortalized as a mask. Designed by Rita Addo Zakour, the piece is carved by hand from native sese wood and richly embellished with embossed aluminum. Its style comes from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire....read more
Eka evokes a mystical being, keeper of the forest and all its creatures. Carved by hand with abundant detail, the mask owes its unique coloring to the natural grain of hibiscus wood which includes capricious shades of green, gray, brown and cream.
With narrowed eyes and clenched teeth, this horned mask is bold and menacing. Sinclair Yao Daley carves an image from the Senufo people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Senufo masks are used in the rites of the Poro society," he says. "This is a male organization....read more
Inviting complicity with his splendid good humor, a smiling Buddha laughs out loud. Mirth radiates from this beautiful mask by Oka Pastika and Ketut Mustika. In Bali, the laughing Buddha represents prosperity, happiness and longevity.
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