brass hook (gecko)
vendor: aba's shop
Each piece is made by an ancient technique called sandcasting by artists in Kumasi, Ghana. This is the same technique that was used to make the famous gold weights. When paper money came into use and gold weights were no longer needed, the skill of making them was almost lost. The craft has been revived for decorative items like this. These are perfect for childrens' rooms or anyplace where you want to hang a converstaion piece.