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Handmade Ghanaian Vintage Style African Mask, "Elderly Gentleman"

Proud features reveal a hint of weariness, but this handsome gentleman conveys... more

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Proud features reveal a hint of weariness, but this handsome gentleman conveys dignity and wisdom. Carved by hand from sese wood, this elegant mask is the work of Samuel Okyere. He achieves rich textures with aluminum repoussé, and gives the piece an aged, antiqued effect with white clay. He names his original design Opanyin, or "elderly man" in the Twi language. "Let's show respect to our elders," the Ghanaian artisan urges.

  • 0.85 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 49.5 cm H x 16 cm W x 7.5 cm D
  • 19.5" H x 6.25" W x 3" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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5

C

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05/22/2018

"Good View"

a better value

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Elderly Gentleman, Handmade Ghanaian Vintage Style African Mask

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Norma

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09/01/2020

"Exquisite Mask"

Serene - Beautiful

Best Uses

  • Wall hanging

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Peace on Earth, African wood mask

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Brent

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02/27/2018

"Beautiful and will add to our collection"

She loves it and shipping was fast and hassle free thank you

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Ahenfo, African Wood Mask

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Samuel, a true veteran of his craft, started carving in 1966. He is always sharing his talents by teaching his traditional techniques to anyone, including the younger generation and even tourists.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Samuel pays currently for the education of four children. Two are his children and two are not from his own family. Samuel is a gracious person with a big heart, which can be seen through his desire to help and enabling education for those outside of his family.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Samuel Okyere has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials for his masks and hire assistants.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Samuel supports four children. Two of them are not related to him, but he would still like to help and support them.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Samuel currently gives work to full time helpers and often hires others as needed on a part-time basis.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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