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African wood mask, "Owo Snake"

byEmmanuel Nyadedzor: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (36)
A magnificent wooden Owo mask evokes the glory of West African culture... more

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A magnificent wooden Owo mask evokes the glory of West African culture, handcrafted by master artisan Daniel Nyadedzor. "Owo," pronounced "owwor" in the local dialect, means snake. A mystical mask, it has two intertwined snakes reclining on the crest, complemented by a striking human visage on the forehead. Another interesting feature is the smoking pipe in his open mouth. Metal plates embossed with beautiful African symbols adorn the forehead and nose.

Sese, a local wood from Eastern Ghana, is patiently hand-carved and sanded to achieve the desired form. The piece is then delicately painted with black emulsion and coated with potassium. After a careful polishing, red tones are applied to the piece to add a rustic look. This historical work makes a wonderful addition to any collection.

  • 2.20 kgs
  • 4.9 lbs
  • 70 cm H x 26 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 27.5" H x 10.25" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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36

From Hewitt, NJ

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07/16/2020

"amazing craftsmanship"

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a wonderful piece! absolutely should be the center of anyones collection

Tags By Judge Gonzo

snake mask

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  • decorative

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Owo Snake, African wood mask

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06/10/2020

"Cute"

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She is so cute and fun

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Sweetheart, African Wood Sculpture

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05/28/2020

"Made with Magic Hands"

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Not only are these wood combs made with such skill and detail, they came wrapped so delicately and professionally. I will be a return shopper!

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Ashanti Wisdom, Handcrafted Wood Wall Combs (Set of 3)

From Ventura, CA USA

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05/26/2020

"I really like these"

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We hang these on our Christmas tree each year. Full of character!

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Verified Reviewer

04/02/2020

"So handsome and beautiful!"

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I just received this regal guy and he is even more than I expected. Luckily I got him before they ran out! Highly recommence him!

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Elephant's Effort, Wood Elephant Mask from West Africa

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12/03/2019

"Green with emotions of joy"

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The balance of metal work and color is amazing. Simple, yet striking without being too overbearing. Nice addition to any collection.

Tags By Jeannette

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Emmanuel Nyadedzor has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, metal plates, polish and paint to continue 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.

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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