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African Wood and Leather Yoruba Mask from Ghana, "Yoruba Helmet Mask"

Ghanaian artisan Rober Aidoo-Taylor creates this stunning addition to your home... more

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Ghanaian artisan Rober Aidoo-Taylor creates this stunning addition to your home decor. This African mask is hand-carved of mansonia wood, depicting a face that wears a cap with leather accents. A handle wrapped in jute fiber extends from the bottom.

Known as gelede, or a "helmet mask," these originated with the Yoruban people of Nigeria. During festivals honoring women, men would wear the gelede mask while dancing. It depicts a French colonial soldier wearing a military cap.

  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 46 cm H x 22 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 18" H x 8.75" W x 1.6" D

  • Masonia wood, jute, leather
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Robert Aidoo-Taylor has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $750.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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10 Testimonials for Robert Aidoo-Taylor

Sharon

We really like the ""Perfect Peace"" bracelet in green and black but the first time my husband wore it the black threads came out from under the green braiding and it is basically broken/not wearable. We will have to return it. Hope you can ensure this doesn't happen with your bracelets in the future and wishing you success.

Terri

savannah ga USA

I received your beautiful fan today and it is even more beautiful in person. It is very well made and I will display it nicely.

Joe

Received two woven bracelets today. Well crafted for the price but one of the bands was not as advertised . . . 8.5 inches instead of 8.75 inches.
 
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