By Emmanuel Yeboah, this silhouette depicts a woman of the Fulani people, a traditionally nomadic cattle-herding culture in Northern Nigeria. As a vendor she travels with her child strapped to her back, a gourd filled with milk balanced atop her head. Dressed in colorful batik cloth, a simple necklace adorns her graceful profile. Yeboah frames his work in tweneboa wood.
About the Artist: Ghanaian-born Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah honed his 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.'
The Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah in Ghana. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Drummer and dancer join for a
moment, hands united, lithe movements represented by fluid silhouettes. Their rhythm impregnates this work by Emmanuel Yeboah, as the viewer is privy to one of their exhilarating performances. They hail from the northern part of Ghana, where ...