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Ghanaian wood mask, 'A Maiden's Purity' - Handcrafted African Wood Mask on Stand

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Handcrafted African Wood Mask on Stand, "A Maiden's Purity"

With its demure gaze and beautiful ornamentation, this mask comes from southern... more

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With its demure gaze and beautiful ornamentation, this mask comes from southern Ghana. Such masks are presented to girls on the last day of puberty rites as a sign of their chastity; they are considered an honor for the entire family. "Usually prospective suitors look on while the girls dance gracefully carrying their mask on their heads," says Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo who carves the piece from African sese wood. It is displayed on an iron stand.

  • 0.76 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 25 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 9.75" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum, iron stand
  • Display stand included
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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26

Sam

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02/06/2022

"Stunning"

Large, imposing, striking, gorgeous. Thank you Evelyn.

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Cynthia

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12/02/2021

"Heading back to Africa"

Beautiful, well constructed small storage and decorative box. Reminds me of a wonderful safari just before the pandemic...great memories, awesome box.

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  • Decorative, small storage

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Denise

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08/15/2021

"Just what I wanted"

My daughter bought this for me for my birthday. It looks just like the picture.

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Linda

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11/06/2020

"My Husband Loved This Gift!"

The craftsmanship and authenticity are quite impressive and I gave it to my husband as a Christmas gift. Its hanging on the wall of his office.

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Jason Fraley

From Ohio

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10/24/2020

"Outstanding Beauty"

The detail and originality shown in this piece is amazing. I am a collector of tribal masks and am proud to have this particular mask in my collection. I look forward to adding many more masks to my ever-growing wall of African art.

Purchased Item:

Abundance, African Wood Mask

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PATRICIA

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09/11/2020

"Great Craftmanship"

This mask is smaller in size but it makes a great addition to my cultural wall. the colors are more subdued than bright.

Purchased Item:

Kekeli, Original Hand Carved African Wood Mask with Star Motif

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