Tooled Leather Desk Pad'African Legacy' Artisan-made Brown Wood NOVICA

Tooled Leather Desk Pad'African Legacy' Artisan-made Brown Wood NOVICA

Eb25339 eb3297 nv85303 nv18304. Leather desk pad,’African Legacy. By Francis Agbete, this handsome desk pad brings West African artistry to the workday. He crafts it of wood and covers it with finely tooled brown leather. “I designed this piece to make writing comfortable, ” the artisan confides. This stately piece adds functionality to a desktop with a dignified presence. MORE FROM THIS ARTIST. 0.8 inches H x 24.0 inches W x 17.8 inches D. Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive. As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next. By cutting out all traditional middlemen we can bring you the best prices on the highest quality items, direct from the region of origin. Standard to Lower 48 United States. Expedited to Lower 48 United States. 2 to 5 weeks. Ships direct from NOVICA office in Ghana. All major credit cards accepted. Biography of Francis Agbete. I have always helped my father when he’s needed me, so coming to assist my father at the workshop at this time of my educational career was not a new job for me. My name is Francis Agbete and I come from a family of traditional wood carvers. I was born December 28, 1976 in a suburb of Accra. I attended the Vakpo Secondary Technical Institute from 1994 to 1996, and upon graduation I enrolled at the Accra Poly-Technical Institute to read Mechanical Technician course grade two. While at school, funding was becoming a difficulty. So during weekends and vacations, I would visit my father’s wood carving workshop and assist him by carving some products for sale. The realization eventually dawned on me to stay on, work on my own designs, and display my own woodcarvings so that I could earn enough to support my education. I ventured and opened a workshop at the Craft Village near the Tetteh Quarshie Circle. Managing and controlling the operations of the shop was becoming a problem since, as a student, I needed more time for my studies than for my carving jobs. This arrangement has continued to work until now. We opened a new workshop, and not only do I exhibit my own work, but there’s my father’s work too. The workshop has become a family business that caters to diverse customers including expatriate staffs, tourists and hospitality companies. My family and I have showcased our designs at various wood fairs and international exhibitions such as the Ghana International Wood Product Fair, FESTAC and the International Festival for Arts and Culture, in Burkina Faso. MORE FROM THE ARTIST. LEARN MORE ABOUT NOVICA. The item “Tooled Leather Desk Pad’African Legacy’ Artisan-made Brown Wood NOVICA” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Office\Office Supplies\Desk Accessories\Desk & Drawer Organizers”. The seller is “novica.com” and is located in Accra. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: NOVICA
  • Country of Manufacture: Ghana
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Ghana
  • MPN: 169614