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Beautiful, well crafted brekete drum, will buy from this artist again.
san diego, ca, usa
As a gift to a musician friend, I recently purchased a Goji calabash piano. The both of us were extremely impressed with the craftmanship, detail, color and sound of the instrument. Mr. Alhassan is a wonderful artist, and it is a pleasure to eye, the mind and the soul to look at and hear this wonderful instrument. I wish him much success.
Dear Abubakari -- thank you for the most delightful and appealing "Apese Kponiugo" mask! It has a very interesting character indeed. I am pleased to have a "speaking animal spirit" from Africa; however, I hope it does not REALLY speak, because I already have a sufficient number of live talking animals in my house! Still, it is a welcome addition to my mask collection and I love it! Thank you! Best wishes! Lori
I received my mask the other day. It is a Christmas present. It is absolutely beautiful. My sister will love it. It was delivered within a week and a half. This surprised me as I expected longer. There was a lovely postcard in with it. Very nice touch. We love handcrafted items and this mask will be talked about and loved for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your craft and passion with the whole world. It allows common everyday people half way around the world to enyoy your vision as well.
The brekete drum is very playable right out of the box and sounds full and rich. Definitely recommended.
I've recently purchased two more wonderful masks by Mr. Alhassan and continue to be deeply impressed with his work. What is so striking about his work is that each mask has a distinctive personality that seems to possess the spirit of living being! The "Horns and Comb" mask is exquisitely carved and painted in deep, earthy colors. It is so elegant! The "Weary Warrior" appears antique because of the beautiful, textured surface and subtle variations in color. The expression in the masks conveys emotion that goes well beneath the surface. I really think his work has a lot of depth and shows strong artistic intuition. Highly recommend! Thanks again! Lori
I've just received a second mask by Mr. Alhassan, the "Ghost Mask," and it is as equally fascinating as the Malian Bambara mask. The varied textures in this mask and layers of earthy color created by clay over wood are striking. The combined effect of the shapes, colors and textures are really marvelous. This is truly wonderful work! This is something that holds the viewer's eye and captivates interest! I may pair the two masks on the wall, as they both have a mystical aura and complement and play off each other in an interesting way. Many thanks to you Abubakari! I am looking forward to adding more of your work to my collection! Sincerely, Lori
I am very impressed by the Mali Bambara ceremonial mask I ordered from Abubakari Alhassan! It has a singular presence in the room and is a most powerful and thought-provoking work of art. It is easy to see why Picasso took inspiration from African masks, particularly when they are as strongly carved and beautifully finished as the Mali Bambara mask! I have another one of Mr. Abubakari's masks on order and I can't wait for it to arrive! Thank you for this wonderful addition to my collection! Sincerely, Lori
Mr Alhassani's Ibibio mask has arrived in fine shape. What an expressive character it is! And it is very fine to know a little about its creator and its significance. When I look at the mask it will be a talisman and reminder not to let the past haunt the present. Everyone can use a little magic in their life!