A loan of $200 helped to stock up on calico, batik fabrics and other materials to create new works.


Emmanuel's story

Emmanuel is a Ghanaian artist who combines painting and collage techniques in mixed media art that depicts West African culture. He would like to stock up on calico, batik fabrics and other materials to create new works.



Emmanuel has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:



"I honed my artistic skills in Nigeria. I 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 modified it and in the process created something new and unique. I decided to come back home to continue with this new-found talent. I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events."



"I am always grateful for your help and, with the last loan I received, I have been able to increase my stock. I thank all the people who have so generously helped me."



Use the link below to view Emmanuel's framed batik art on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/649



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