African Wood Christmas Ornaments (Set of 4), "Celebration Masks"
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Victor Yao Delanyo celebrates the art of the Ewe people of Ghana with an assortment of hand-carved sese wood masks. Two feature embossed brass plates to resemble tribal scarifications, and two are painted by hand. The ornaments hang from leather hoops.
- 0.39 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- Medium (2): 12 cm H x 8 cm W x 5 cm D
- Medium (2): 4.7" H x 3.2" W x 2" D
- Small (2): 14 cm H x 7 cm W x 4 cm D
- Small (2): 5.5" H x 2.8" W x 1.6" D
Victor Yao Delanyo has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates, paints and polish for production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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.
"The best gift received"
I was given this set of mask for a Christmas gift from my sister Heather. I screamed with so much excitement. Although they arrived after Christmas, I look forward to decorating my tree next year with them. The unique craftsmanship is mind boggling. Impressively beautiful and colorful. The sizing of each mask is the perfect size, being about the size of a large Christmas ball. I have placed for more to be added to the wishlist, wanting to have last 5 more sets. When I informed my dear friend about the gift, Kathy immediately was also interested in wanting a set or two. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next from this magnificent craftsman.
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- This was a gift for: Myself
- Occasion: Christmas