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African Wood Mask, "Sign of Protection"

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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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blkqueen48

From Sacramento, ca

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10/05/2019

"Absolutely beautiful"

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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Virginia

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08/15/2019

"Exquisitely done."

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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Walda

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03/30/2022

"powerful & artistic ... greets visitors to my home"

love this elephant protector mask ... beautiful & meaningful. adorns my entrance hallway.

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Edward

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02/28/2022

"Emac"

Love it has gotten many compliments. People know I am an avid reader so when I tell them what it represents they say great choice

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"Unique and colorful !"

This beautiful work has so many details and colors ! Very talented master carver and decorator - it was done with a lot of kindness and love !

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Imani

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04/22/2021

"Much Needed Valued Treasure!"

I am in love with my new gift. It arrived quicker than I expected it to, well packaged and looks just like the picture. Its giving good energy and good vibes.

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Elder Master

Elder Master

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

Job Creator

Job Creator

Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.

 
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