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African mask, "King of Ghana"

Lavish texture distinguishes this elegant mask by Victor Addo Biney. Adorned... more

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Lavish texture distinguishes this elegant mask by Victor Addo Biney. Adorned with rich aluminum repoussé, it depicts a West African king in all his splendor. "I remember how royalty dressed to show their regalia and authority," the Ghanaian artisan says of his original design.

  • 1.19 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 51 cm H x 20 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 20" H x 7.75" W x 2.8" D

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

Creighton

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12/29/2021

"Exceeded my Expectations"

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For years, I ve had a large African mask that I loved hanging on my wall. However, the mask was recently broken and I was crushed. I knew I wouldn t be able replace it with an identical mask and I wasn t even sure I would find another mask that I liked, let alone loved. I was WRONG!! ??

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Queen of Africa, Hand Carved African Mask from Ghana

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Felicia

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12/21/2018

"Great African Mask"

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This is my 3rd mask purchased from the artist. I love the design and it?s now part of my collection. The colors red and green aren?t dark like seen in the picture. However, it?s still a nice mask.

Best Uses

  • Family Room Decor

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Ossyeba Reliquary, Unique African Mask Handcrafted from Wood and Metal

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Felicia

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12/02/2018

"Beautiful Mask"

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It really compliments the African Queen mask that I purchased by the same artist.

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Felicia

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12/02/2018

"Stunning"

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This is my second piece purchased by the artist. The size is perfect and I love the detail.

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Queen of Africa, Hand Carved African Mask from Ghana

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Sunia

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04/10/2018

"Amazing quality of work"

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This was my first order from Novica. I am so impressed with the beauty of this piece made of heavy solid wood and aluminum. It is absolutely stunning over the fireplace. Everyone in my family just loves it.

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Queen of Africa, Hand Carved African Mask from Ghana

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Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Victor's uncle was also a carver. He supported Victor's junior high studies and did his best to support his high school education. However, when Victor had just one year of school left, his uncle was no longer able to cover his expenses. But by carving and selling his own designs, Victor was able to pay for his last year of school. With a lot of determination and hard work, he has been able to support his children's education and never wants them to experience the same hardships he faced.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Victor constantly gives back to his community and to younger generations by sharing and teaching his craft. Many parents do not see the opportunities for career in carving or arts so they do not teach their children about it. He opens his door to anyone who is willing to learn and helps preserve the carving traditions by educating the younger generations. Victor hopes to serve as a role model for the younger generation who want to learn to carve and make a living from it.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Victor Addo Biney has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to purchase metal plates, paints, and polish for his masks.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

As many other opportunities in his area have disappeared, Victor relies heavily on his NOVICA sales to provide for himself and his four other family members.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

 
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