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Guinea Fowl Set of 5 Hand Carved African Guinea Fowl Chicken Sculptures

Guinea Fowl Set of 5 Hand Carved African Guinea Fowl Chicken Sculptures

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-264007

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

A mother guinea hen looks after her four chicks in a set of five wood sculptures. Ghana's Anna Yawson depicts the speckled fowl in sese wood, carved and painted by hand.

  • materials: Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Largest piece: 2.6 in. H x 6.25 in. W x 2.8 in. D; Smallest piece: 0.8 in. H x 2.8 in. W x 1.2 in. D

Artisan Information

Anna Yawson

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The skill to design is inborn. I can create sketches of styles for fabric before sending them to the seamstress and I'm also particular about details on every dress sewn for me.

I was born on December 10 in Accra, the capital of Ghana. I am a jovial person. I try to make the people who come close to me happy. I like dancing and having fun.

"I got the opportunity to work as an art vendor. During that time, I visited several art workshops and observed carvers busy at work. Because of my love for design, I took particular interest in the way products were designed in wood. I also took keen interest in the final pieces. When my employers noticed my ability to identify the slightest differences in products, I was promoted to quality control personnel for the company.

"When this company finally left the country, I had developed an interest in arts and crafts, and was encouraged to attend an export school. After completion of the course, I sought out several carvers to collaborate with me. I'd sketch the designs on paper, then sit close to them as they did the carving. I also learned to nail the aluminum on the wood. Working with my hands was so interesting!

"One thing I have come to love about carving is that there is no waste of wood. Every small piece of wood can be used to create small creatures. It gives me so much joy to see finished designs being admired, and my design work helps me pay for my children's education.

"When I first got involved with carving, some of the carvers ran away with the money intended to purchase wood for designs. It was not easy at all. I learned a lot from those experiences, and learned how to negotiate with the carvers. Paying them promptly for their help encouraged the carvers to give me their best efforts. They also spread the news about my faithful dealings with them, so I don't struggle when I need more carvers to assist me. These were lessons I learned the hard way.

"I have trained two people and I also work with three experienced designers. At the moment, I provide jobs for ten artisans. It is my dream to increase in sales and be able to expand my workshop."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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