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$57.99
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
$43.49
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
$39.99
akan wood mask success
Daniel Nyadedzor finds inspiration in the customs and beliefs of the Akan people as he replicates this sese wood mask. Known as Nkunim, the mask is believed to bring success and can be found adorning many homes throughout Ghana. Nyadedzor carves the mask of sese wood and adorns it with embossed brass plates. details
$57.49
african mask eno
I carved this mask to honor women, says Ali Mohammed of his original design. He uses the female name Eno for this mask of an Akan woman with a black and white headdress. The sese wood mask is adorned with embossed aluminum and painted brown featuring red lips. details
$56.99
ghanaian wood mask harvest dance
Robert Nortey celebrates the customs of the Dagomba people with this bright sese wood mask. Originating from northern Ghana, the Dagomba people wear this dance mask when consulting their gods for a good harvest. The dance is characterized by gaiety and gracefulness, where dignity exudes from controlled movements. Nortey carves the mask by hand from sese wood and adorns it with an ornate brass plate. The Dagomba people refer to it as the Bamaya dance mask, meaning Harvest. details
$114.99
african wood mask dan masquerade
Ghanaian artist Emmanuel Austin Ankude hand-carves this striking mask from sese wood, using a chisel to etch the intricate details. This mask, finished with local clay to give it an antique finish, is a replica of a mask created by the Dan people from Liberia, who refer to the mask as gle or ge, terms that refer both to the physical mask and the individual spirits the mask is believed to embody during masquerade performances. As a wall hanging or decorative piece, this mask is sure to add a regal touch to any room. details
$88.99
africa wood mask adeiso legacy
Carved by hand, this round mask celebrates the artistry of the Akan people from Adeiso. Victor Yao Delano decorates the sese wood mask with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. The round expressive mask features a bird looking down from the forehead, accentuating the mask's three-dimensional art. The mask hangs from a leather hook on the back. details
$108.49
ivorian wood mask male baule
Salihu Ibrahim faithfully replicates the fertility mask of the Baule people of Cote d Ivoire. He carves the sese wood mask by hand with male features including a beard and inverted triangles on the cheeks. The mask is worn during special festivities for a good harvest. details
$102.99
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
$54.99
akan wood mask happiness
A mask of exquisite beauty, it symbolizes enigye, happiness in the Akan language. Juliana Akandas carves the mask of sese wood and adorns it with shiny brass plates. The mask's happy expression is embellished with fine tribal markings. details
$49.99
african wood mask joy
I named this mask Joy because these colors bring joy, says Sinclair Yao Daley of his original design. He carves the sese wood mask by hand with a smiling expression and paints it yellow, red, blue, black, and white. details
$69.49
african mask monkey mirage
Daniel Asante's admiration of monkeys inspires him in the design of this original mask. Not everyone can afford to have a monkey at home, so I thought having a monkey mask would be a good alternative, says the master carver. He crafts the sese wood mask by hand featuring painted details, glass bead accents and rayon trim. details
$71.99
ghanaian wood mask ashanti
Solemn and handsome, this mask is worn by the Ashanti King's Asafoatse, whose job is to welcome the monarch's new bride. Custom dictates that he may not see the new Ashantihene when she first arrives, so he meets her with this mask on. Sefah Mohammed carves an extraordinary sese wood mask, and decorates it with painted details and embossed aluminum plates to simulate tribal scarifications. details
$44.49
african wood mask odo
We need odo (love) in everything we do, believes Ghanaian artisan Ali Mohammed. His belief inspires his design of this colorful mask. He carves the sese wood mask by hand, featuring wide expressive eyes and a pouting mouth. Mohammed paints the mask with a bright palette of colors that includes yellow, green, blue, white, red and black. details
$59.99
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
$63.49
african mask royalty
Based on traditional Ghanaian artistry, this elegant mask boasts bold colors. Ali Mohammed creates an original design of graceful lines. Carved by hand of seasoned sese wood, it is named Odehyie, or royal mask in the Akan language. details
$81.98
african wood mask gye nyame ii
Theophilus Sackey creates a mask of powerful artistry of his own inspiration marked on the forehead by a stylized Gye Nyame, the Adinkra symbol of God's omnipresence. Sackey carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring an impressive headdress. Painted black, the mask is embellished with embossed details in a cream hue. details
$77.99
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
$49.99
ewe wood mask bald protector
A solemn, powerful expression covers the face of this mask, its bald head a prominent feature. Inspired by the Ewe people's customs, this stern-faced mask is intended to protect homes and ward-off evil spirits. Daniel Nyadedzor expertly carves the mask of sese wood and adorns it with embossed brass plates. details
$49.99
gabonese wood mask avenger
Abubakari Alhassan carves an impressive sese wood mask featuring a small face under a rather tall headdress. It is inspired by the customs of the Fang people of Gabon. The mask is worn to seek out and punish criminals. Featuring tiny eyes that glare with suspicion, it is said the high arched eyebrows can instill fear on those who see the mask. details
$117.99
african wood mask fatse
A bird overlooks this expressive mask designed by Gordon Adu, which he names Fatse. Meaning Forgiveness in the Twi dialect of the Akan people, the star shaped visage is hand-carved upon a round sese wood mask. The opened mouth reveals a red tongue and half-closed eyes give the mask a sleepy quality. Adu further adorns the black mask with embossed aluminum plates and gives it an aged finish with white clay. details
$53.99
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
$77.99
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
$69.99
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
$77.99
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
$95.99
ivoirian wood mask warrior39s
The beliefs and customs of the Bete people from Cote d Ivoire inspire this admirable mask by Salihu Ibrahim. Carved by hand from sese wood, the mask is intended to confer warriors with a magical protection when battling enemies. The mask's impressive features were meant to instill fear and terror on their enemies. details
$119.99
african wood mask grebo war mask
Salihu Ibrahim replicates the Grebo war mask with faithful artistry, featuring wide eyes intended to terrify enemies. The Grebo are a subgroup of the Kru people of Liberia and Ivory Coast. Ibrahim carves the sese wood mask by hand and finishes it with painted details in strong colors. details
$164.99
malian wood mask bird of new life
Majestically ornate, this mask of Bobo origin (Mali) features a round-headed bird with a tall crest and long beak. Abubakari Alhassan carves an impressive sese wood replica of the traditional mask, usually worn during ceremonies that celebrate new crops and initiation rites as well as at funerals. The mask stands on an iron base. details
$84.99
congolese wood africa mask past
Abubakari Alhassan hand-carves a handsome mask with the stylizations of the Republic of Congo. Symbolizing the importance of the past, the sese wood mask features clay and aluminum accents. details