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Akan Tribe Wood Mask, "Lead a Good Life"

The Bo Brapa mask of the Akan people in Ghana is traditionally given to children... more

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The Bo Brapa mask of the Akan people in Ghana is traditionally given to children when they come of age. Meaning "Lead a Good Life," the mask is said to guide the child through life. Robert Nortey crafts an outstanding replica, which he carves by hand from sese wood and adorns it with ornate brass plates and contrasting colors.

  • 0.66 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 45 cm H x 12 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 17.75" H x 4.7" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood and brass
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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t. lee d.

From Los Osos, California

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06/16/2021

"Peace Bird is an excellent greeter"

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Interesting and inviting addition to our houses entry area.

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Peace Bird, Akan wood mask

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Nataliya

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04/18/2021

"African Royal Mask"

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Very special, well done. Quick delivery.

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Gina P.

From Peekskill, NY, U.S.A.

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09/30/2019

"So Glad I Added to My Collection!"

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I have many beautiful masks that I have ordered through Novica and love them, and this mask, ?To Foresee? is no exception! While it it one of my less embellished and detailed masks, it still makes a big impression. Heavy, substantial, and the beautiful reddish color really makes an impact! So happy to have it as part of my collection!

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Best Uses

  • A decorative grouping on a wall

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To Foresee, Ga wood mask

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Mary

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08/26/2019

"Superb Quality"

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Wonderful addition to our home. Great colors.

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Ga Strong Man, Authentic African Mask

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Gina P.

From Peekskill, NY, U.S.A.

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04/20/2019

"Just beautiful..."

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I just received you mask, ?Keeping Order?, and it is beautifully made. I particularly love the contrast of the red and black, and the aluminum inserts are beautiful. It is proudly hanging on my wall already with my other masks from Ghana! At this time I have 5 masks, plus 2 mini masks in my collection. This one will not be my last!

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Thomas

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11/03/2017

"A very cool piece of African art!!"

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I got the idea of obtaining an African mask when watching the movie The Translator with Nicole Kidman. I am glad that Novica is helping artists around the world share their creations. The True Courage mask is beautiful. Im not sure how the artist inlaid the different metal accents but it is quite remarkable. My thanks for sharing this great art so that I can share it with my friends and family. The mask was packaged very well and arrived unharmed.

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display hanging west african mask wood metal accents

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True Courage, Ivoirian wood mask

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