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Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ashanti Bull' - African wood mask

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African wood mask, "Ashanti Bull"

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Powerful horns arc upward like crescent moons, crowning an authentic African... more

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Powerful horns arc upward like crescent moons, crowning an authentic African mask by Kobina Asmah. Carved by hand of native sese wood, the polychrome mask receives applications of ornate aluminum repoussé. "In the Ashanti kingdom of Ghana, the bull mask represents the strength and endurance of the Ashanti kings, which is the basis for conquering other kingdoms," the artisan explains. The mask features an aged, weathered finish.

  • 0.52 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 19 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 7.5" W x 2.4" 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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Howard

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05/06/2019

"Ghanaian wood mask, Ashanti Bull"

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Ashanti Bull, African wood mask

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Shamani

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07/15/2021

"Wood carved with of mask"

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I love the quality workmanship of this beautiful piece of art.

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Forest Wolf, Handcrafted Sese Wood Wolf Mask in Green from Ghana

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Yasmin

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05/14/2021

"wonderful mask"

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this is really beautiful, with lots of details, we love it!

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animal mask decorative

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  • home decor

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Kathie

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10/24/2020

"So happy with this mask"

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I love the dimensions of this mask. Substantial but not overpowering. The bead colors are not quite as bright as pictured but really close. The metal work is superb. Overall gorgeous. I was particularly impressed by the packaging. Coming from Africa, the mask was first wrapped in Kraft wrapping paper, taped at each end, then a second same type wrapping. It was placed in a strong cardboard box that was just the size of the wrapped mask and didnt allow for movement inside. Definite pride by the craftsperson.

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Marleigh

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10/17/2020

"Love this Rendition of an iconic theme"

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Go back for what is valuable. Terrific reminder and a beautiful piece.

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Diana

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12/05/2019

"Adds beauty to my wall every time Iook at it."

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This mask is very well done and is just beautiful. It also has a power about it that is very appealing. Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship.

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With the help of his income from NOVICA, Kobina was able to support his children and their education. They are now grown up and able to support themselves. Kobina sees education as something very important to him and his heart breaks when he sees children walking around or working instead of attending school. He currently helps support four children of single mothers and pays for their education. The oldest one is about to graduate high school and it has been his dream to attend university. Kobina is working hard to save and gather funds to help him achieve his dream and further his education.

Most of Kobina's income is from NOVICA and, although sales have been good recently, a large portion of his income goes to supporting the education of four children. Paying for their education is a huge financial burden but is a constant motivation for him to create and sell more designs.

Kobina Asmah has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, aluminum plates, and sandpaper.

Kobina is a conceptual artist, designer and finisher. He depends on carvers to help him bring his designs to life. Every product purchased helps support him and those he works with.

Kobina started out with very a very humble income and has now been able to increase it every year further enabling him to support himself and his community.

Kobina has two children of his own and helps support the education of four other children in his community.

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

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