'Xylo Player' Painting (Ghana)

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ITEM#: 12029226

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Product features:
  • Xylophone, a traditional Ghanian musical instrument, rings with delightful melodies under the guidance of a Hausa musician
  • Emmanuel Attiamo Yeboah creates a patchwork collage for this musical gift
  • Using the batik method, ink on kente cloth form this African wall decor
  • Arrives framed in sese wood
  • Painting measures 11.2 inches high x 17.3 inches wide
  • Frame measures 13.0 inches high x 18.9 inches wide x 0.7 inches deep

Story Behind the Art:
Unhappy with his life, Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah left a government job in Ghana for a sign-writing company in Nigeria. He polished his artistic skills in their art department, then worked with a company that exported African arts and crafts. "We toured the whole of Nigeria buying goods. It was on one of these tours that I came across this type of artwork and fell in love with it. I suggested to the owner of the company that I make some for export. We bought one of the works, and I modified it and in the process created something new and unique." Yeboah returned to Ghana in 1993 to work as an artist. Today, he is a full-time broadcaster and part-time artist who derives motifs from social, cultural and historic events.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days of the order date.


Country of Origin Ghana
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 13.0 in W x 18.9 in H x 0.7 in D
Model Number 55355
Country of Origin Ghana

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