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ga wood mask father
Juliana Akandas designs a magnificent mask in the style and tradition of the Ga people of Ghana. The mask is known as Tse ataa, meaning father, and honors the tribe's forefathers. Well-detailed, the mask is adorned with embossed brass and copper plates. details
ga wood mask wisdom is the key
This hand-carved sese wood mask is adorned with the colorful solemnity of the Ga people from Ghana. They call this mask Djealor, meaning wisdom is the key, and it is worn to consult the oracle for guidance. Robert Nortey replicates the mask with faithful attention to detail. details
ghanaian wood mask next of kin
Narrowed eyes are impassive; the lips are set. This mask by Juliana Akandas represents a decision already taken. In the olden days in Fonbesi, a village in Ghana's Upper Easter Region, this mask took the place of a last will and testament, the artisan explains. A family head secretly gave out this mask to the person he would want to succeed him when he dies. Upon his death, whoever was given the mask brings it out to show to the remaining family members, and that person becomes the successor. details
ghanaian wood mask god is my
Symmetrical features are serene beneath Ghana's famed Gye Nyame. Revered throughout the country, this adinkra symbol means I fear none except God. Godfred France presents a hand carved mask of his own design. I believe that without God, I can do nothing, and my belief led me to create this mask, he confides. details
ghanaian wood mask celebrate
Symbolizing peace, this rounded mask celebrates the customs of Ghana's Aburi people. Eric Danquah carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring a bird on the forehead looking down into the face. Expertly embossed aluminum adorns the mask, which is usually worn for important festivals and ceremonies. details
african wood mask aziku
Serious and elegant, this mask from Brong Ahafo in Ghana is worn during the yam harvest festival. Godfred France refers to it as the Aziku (celebration) mask and carves it by hand from sese wood. Detailed with embossed brass, the mask is painted by hand with festive colors. details
ewe wood mask i believe
Walter Kuma presents a mask of dignified elegance stylized after Anlo tribe traditions in Ghana. He carves the mask by hand of sese wood and adorns it with embossed aluminum brass plates and painted motifs. I named this mask Soboa, which in Ewe language means I believe in you my God. I want to tell the world that whatever we do, we need to have a belief in God, and that he will be with us, says Kuma as he shares his beliefs. details
ghanaian wood mask big nose
A mask of ornate elegance, this work celebrates the traditions of northern Ghana. Abdul Karim Star hand-carves the mask from noble sese wood and applies embossed brass plates to resemble tribal markings. The mask is distinguished by its long hanch ( nose) as well as by a bird on the forehead. details
ghanaian wood mask prosperity
This highly ornate Aburi mask represents good luck and prosperity. The Aburi people of eastern Ghana wear this mask on special celebrations. Nana Adu Amankwapam I designs the sese wood mask, richly adorned with brass and aluminum motifs. details
ghanaian wood mask celebrations
This celebratory mask is worn by the people of the Damba tribe, northern Ghana, during the Tobankpele Festival. The mask is used for jubilation and dancing to show appreciation for abundant rains and a good harvest. Abdul Karim Star carves a faithful replica of the mask from seasoned sese wood. The mask features an elongated head with a long nose and a cheetah's mouth. It is adorned with florid embossed brass plates. details
ewe wood mask leader
This mask with a horned headdress symbolizes the leaders of the Ewe people of Ghana. They refer to him as alem and bring out similar replicas during festive ceremonies. George Asante adorns the expressive sese wood mask with embossed brass plates. details
african wood mask dromoh
The magnificent Dromoh mask is an original design by Robert Nortey. Meaning Blessings to the Ga people of Ghana, the mask is lavishly adorned with ornate aluminum plates and painted details in green,brown and yellow. Nortey carves this splendid sese wood mask by hand. details
ghanaian wood mask astute warrior
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ashanti wood mask come by love
For the Ashanti people of Ghana, actions do in fact speak louder than words. They suggest presenting this bright mask to the person one is interested in, as a first and loving gesture. The mask is known as Odobra, which means loved one or come love. Robert Nortey carves the admirable mask by hand from sese wood and decorates it with embossed brass plates. details
african mask betrothed
This is a bridal mask used for protection by Lambushi women in northern Ghana. It is customary for a bride to wear the mask when she gets betrothed, only to reveal her face to her husband when he places a ring on her finger, explains designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo. Known as the Awure (Betrothed) mask, her sese wood replica is carved and painted by hand. It features an ornately embossed aluminum plate over the nose. details
ghanaian wood mask timeless
Sefah Mohammed finds protection in the Coclotsu ( rooster ) mask of the Vume people from Ghana's Volta Region. They believe that as the rooster wouldn t sit back and watch the hawk catch the chicks, so will the mask protect them. The mask is worn or displayed throughout the year for protection, explains Mohammed. He carves the sese wood mask by hand and adorns it with glittering recycled glass beads and embossed aluminum. details
ghanaian wood mask ritual
This beautiful mask comes from the Gurunshie tribal area in northern Ghana. Ram horns curl from the headdress, and the serene personage wears colorful earrings. Evans Doe Martey names this mask Aakubudu, which refers to ancestor worship, ritual ceremonies or battle gear. details
african wood mask akofena
Crossing swords and glistening beads adorn Awudu Saaed's original mask. He calls it Akofena or Sword of War in the Twi dialect spoken by the Akan people of Ghana. Saaed carves the sese wood mask by hand, featuring cut-out eyes and a narrow chin. He details the black mask with brown and green painted accents. details
akan wood mask serene protection
Daniel Nyadedzor finds inspiration in the customs and beliefs of the Akan people, replicating this sese wood mask. Known as Nyame Ye, the mask represents God and can be found protecting many homes throughout Ghana. Nyadedzor carves the mask of sese wood and adorns it with embossed brass plates. details
ashanti wood mask in memoriam
The legendary customs and beliefs of the Ashanti people in northern Ghana inspire this remarkable mask. From Madam Adwoa & Onyame Akwan Dooso, the hand-carved wood mask replicates those made long ago in memory of recently deceased loved one. details
ewe wood mask our identity
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akan wood mask bold courage
Daniel Nyadedzor finds inspiration in the customs and traditions of the Akan people, creating this enchanting sese wood mask. Known as Akokuroduro, the mask symbolizes boldness and can be found adorning many homes throughout Ghana. Nyadedzor carves the mask of sese wood and adorns it with embossed brass plates. details
ewe wood mask brilliant mind
Hand-carved by Daniel Nyadedzor, narrow eyes are far seeing, and the countenance is serious. Its smooth, wide forehead boasts plates of embossed brass, and subtle color distinguishes this beautiful mask. Named Tagbagya (flat headed) in Ghana's Ewe language, it depicts a person of brilliance, thus anyone who excels academically may be given this mask as an award. details
wood african mask akan king
Named Ohene, or king in the Twi language of Ghana's Akan people, this handsome mask is serenely lovely. Marks beside the eyes and mouth are known as donkor. Donkor is a tribal mark given to protect a child from evil spirits in Ghana, artisan Winfred Korley says. details
ghanaian wood mask ewe
Carved and painted by hand, this mask is representative of the Anlo-Ewe people of Ghana. Such masks are used in giving thanks to the gods of the land by the Anlo-Ewe people of Ghana for a bountiful harvest after farming. The head of the dove on the forehead signifies luck, says Ghanaian artisan Walter Kuma. details
african mask flying bird
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ghanaian wood mask forest spirit
Robert Nortey finds inspiration in the beliefs and customs of the Gonja people (Ghana) for this extraordinary mask. The mask personifies the major forest spirit that manifests its power by devouring boys at the end of their initiation period, so they may be reborn as men, explains Nortey. This mask is worn during the festival of the initiation rites and it can only be worn by men. details
ghanaian wood mask strength of
A smooth face watches with narrow eyes, yet has no mouth to speak. Crowned with three feathers, the personage boasts dancing iron earrings. Salihu Ibrahim carves a mask from the Frafra people of northwestern Ghana. Named Zibilibi Strength, the mask is used during circumcision rites. details
ewe wood mask reconcile
Historical customs of the Ewe people from the Volta region of Ghana inspire this powerful mask. It is known as Trogbor, which in Akan means Come back, and it was worn after tribal conflicts as a symbol of reconciliation and peace. Ralph Kwasi Agudze carves the sese wood mask by hand and decorates it with embossed aluminum as well as with fiery red acrylic paints. details