Ashanti belief states a person's shadow guards against evil, for the shadow can see what the person is unable to see. Louis K. Botchway finds inspiration in this ancient belief for the hand-carving of this extraordinary piece. Two faces â€“ a man and his shadow - share the same sese wood body. Color is obtained through tinted polish as it highlights the flawless carving of this piece. The original name of this statuette is Djembi, which in Senegalese refers to the type of wood used and its shadow. A magnificent statuette of good augur for a collection of world art.