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Widows 2 Africa

Sylvia "GBaby" Cohen
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Looking for an Afrocentric cutting board to add to your kitchenware?  Something sure to motivate, inspire and delight while you are working in your kitchen. Strong and durable enough to withstand the normal rigors of prep work, while able to beautify your kitchen when not being used!

This cutting board contains the Afrocentric artwork of Sylvia "Gbaby" Cohen. It is titled "Windows2Africa". It features images of people created in the shape of an West African Akuaba Fertility Doll.

Fertility dolls have long been associated with femininity, fertility, and motherhood. Young women frequently carry fertility dolls on their backs like a child in hopes that it helps them to conceive. Pregnant women also have them in hopes that it ensures they have a safe delivery and a healthy and happy child. In modern times, especially in the west, they have come to be symbols of good luck.

The fertility doll also has a similar shape similar to that of the Egyptian Ankh, a symbol of life, and the Egyptian Djed which is a symbol associated with Ausar/Osiris. The large head on the fertility doll is symbolic of a woman's womb. Different cultures in Africa have fertility dolls of varied designs. The most popular and well-known fertility dolls are those of the Fanti ethnic group.

Our cutting boards are made out of BPA free food grade polypropylene material. They have no chemical additives and are odor and heat-resistant.  Lightweight and featuring an easy non-slip grip handle. Designed for long-term use and designed to be odor and heat-resistant.

Sold as a set of 2 cutting boards. The large cutting board measures 14.75 inches (Height) x 12 inches (Length) and the small cutting board measures 11.75 inches (Height) x 8 inches (Length).

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Description

Looking for an Afrocentric cutting board to add to your kitchenware?  Something sure to motivate, inspire and delight while you are working in your kitchen. Strong and durable enough to withstand the normal rigors of prep work, while able to beautify your kitchen when not being used!

This cutting board contains the Afrocentric artwork of Sylvia "Gbaby" Cohen. It is titled "Windows2Africa". It features images of people created in the shape of an West African Akuaba Fertility Doll.

Fertility dolls have long been associated with femininity, fertility, and motherhood. Young women frequently carry fertility dolls on their backs like a child in hopes that it helps them to conceive. Pregnant women also have them in hopes that it ensures they have a safe delivery and a healthy and happy child. In modern times, especially in the west, they have come to be symbols of good luck.

The fertility doll also has a similar shape similar to that of the Egyptian Ankh, a symbol of life, and the Egyptian Djed which is a symbol associated with Ausar/Osiris. The large head on the fertility doll is symbolic of a woman's womb. Different cultures in Africa have fertility dolls of varied designs. The most popular and well-known fertility dolls are those of the Fanti ethnic group.

Our cutting boards are made out of BPA free food grade polypropylene material. They have no chemical additives and are odor and heat-resistant.  Lightweight and featuring an easy non-slip grip handle. Designed for long-term use and designed to be odor and heat-resistant.

Sold as a set of 2 cutting boards. The large cutting board measures 14.75 inches (Height) x 12 inches (Length) and the small cutting board measures 11.75 inches (Height) x 8 inches (Length).

Specs.
Edition Open Edition
Height See Product Desccription for Additional Information
Length See Product Description for Additional Information
Medium BPA free food grade polypropylene material
Signed Unsigned
SKU CBS173
UPC 723519071957
Year Released 2021
Sylvia "GBaby" Cohen
With an artistic individuality all her own, artist Sylvia “Gbaby” Cohen, founder of Gbaby™, purposes her art as an apparatus built to inspire, encourage, and spark motivation in all that encounter each one-of-a-kind piece. Sylvia continues to stay true to her signature by creating visual eloquence in every bold and powerful image of a woman she paints. With its exclusive hand-painted handbags conquered, the Gbaby brand has launched into a new medium to expand the collection still with hopes to edify all who see. Gbaby™ took root in the early 2000’s when Sylvia’s teenage daughter, Giovonnie Samuels, who was an actress on Nickelodeon’s All That, was looking for a handbag to wear to an awards ceremony. During their search, the mother-daughter duo discovered a void in the fashion industry; there were no handbags or t-shirts that reflected images of beautiful black women. Sylvia’s creative spirit took hold and she painted her first Gbaby™ handbag. It gained instant popularity with the mothers and kids on set and within no time she was spending all her time as “set mom” painting handbags and shirts. Little did she know it would be the first step into building the brand known today as Gbaby.
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