This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This relief panel shows village women getting together to solve problems, converse and offer one another support. Abdul Karim Star hand-carves a wall panel in low relief that celebrates the strength and genius of African women.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Color: Black
- Material: Sese wood
- Dimensions: 33.1 inches high x 14.2 inches wide x 1.2 inches deep
When Abdul Karim Star was four his parents divorced and he was sent to Accra. 'I stayed with an uncle and initially, I roamed the streets of Ayalolo until he sent me to school, however there were times when he couldn't afford the tuition and I had to stay home. One morning, while walking aimlessly a man called out to me and asked me to buy him food and some wood sanding discs. When I returned, he wanted to pay for my services. I politely and humbly declined but on his insistence, I accepted a plate of cooked rice and beans. His show of love and appreciation endeared him to me, to the extent that I became his errand boy. With time, a friendship developed and I became fascinated with his craft, he was a wood carver. He trained me well and eventually I became a carver in my own right.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.Imported
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