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Product ID: 183323

African Wood Mask, "Sign of Protection"

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A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates a mask that... more

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A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates a mask that arises from his own imagination. Its serene circular shape is harmonious, balanced by big round eyes and a gently rounded mouth. But it is the rich repoussé ornamentation that distinguishes this handcrafted work of art. It is named Gratu, a Hausa word that means "protection."

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 26 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 10.25" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood, brass and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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27

From Sacramento, ca

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10/05/2019

"Absolutely beautiful"

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This mask is to perfection from the detail of work a must have.

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Sign of Protection, African Wood Mask

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08/15/2019

"Exquisitely done."

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I?m intrigued by the mysterious expression on this face, but I was not sure if this mask would find an appropriate spot in my home. I shouldn?t have worried. I love this piece and it just belongs in my home.

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Sign of Protection, African Wood Mask

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11/06/2020

"One of My Favorite of Four African Masks from Novi"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall. I especially appreciate the use of clay coloring which gives this piece a distinctive look, while still working perfectly as part of my collection.

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Clay carving metal beautiful

Best Uses

  • Decorative, especially as part of a collection of similar African masks

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11/06/2020

"Perfect in a Collection of Other African Masks"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall.

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beautiful embossed carved

Best Uses

  • Decorative, especially in a collection of other African masks

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11/06/2020

"Beautiful Reflective of Ghanaian Tradition"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall.

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Impressive carving African

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  • Decorative, especially with a collection of carved masks from other African nations

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10/05/2019

"Great Item"

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I loved this item. Made very well and great details. I would highly recommend shopping at Novica!

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Black Akuaba, Sese Wood and Brass Akuaba Doll Sculpture from Ghana

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Godfred supports himself and five others in his family. Since the majority of his family's income comes from NOVICA, each order helps improve their livelihoods.

Godfred France has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $450 and the most recent for $900. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.

With his sales from NOVICA, Godfred is able to support the education of his three children as well as the daughters of his deceased sisters.

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

Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.

 
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