Ghanaian artisan Agnes Amponsah hand carves this graceful sculpture from ebony wood. The sculpture depicts a woman carrying a pot made of recycled, multi-colored beads on her head. A figure of the artisan's own design, Amponsah calls the sculpture Akatua, which means 'reward' in the Akan language.
Ebony wood, recycled glass beads
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.