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African Wood Mask, "Power"

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Distinguished by tall horns, this mask is inspired by the artistic customs of... more

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Distinguished by tall horns, this mask is inspired by the artistic customs of northern Ghana. In most communities, horns on a headdress denote power. Victor Addo Biney hand-carves the mask from sese wood and decorates it with elaborate details embossed in aluminum and painted with watercolors. Finally, the mask is treated with clay to achieve an aged finish.

  • 1.93 kgs
  • 4.3 lbs
  • 75 cm H x 23 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 29.5" H x 9" W x 3.3" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Antiqued finish
  • 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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Total reviews

4

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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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Verified Reviewer

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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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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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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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 
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