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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Artisan: Emmanuelle Nyadzor of SEFAM

Emmanual of Sefam who supply masks, statues and boxes.
Emmanuelle Nyadzor is chief carpenter of SEFAM Ghana and comes from a traditional family of carpenters and carvers. The 4 brothers each have a different speciality and together they make high quality carvings and furniture in Nswam just outside Accra. The workshop employs 15 people full time and up to 40 people when they have large orders. They base their products on the traditional skills that they learnt from their father and grandfathers but are working to add innovation to them. Their products show a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Recently they have been supplying a major US chain of luxury craft shops with their products.

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