Small wooden carvings, crafted as pegs, were driven into the ground by the Baule people of West Africa to guard the home. This peg is hand carved by Ghanaian artisan Salihu Ibrahim from local sese wood, featuring a small double-sided mask at the top as the guardian.
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.