Artisan Crafted Wood Mask Original Design, "Akan Gong"
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Awudu Saaed designs this original mask in honor of tradition. He carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring painted details in yellow, green, red, and white over brown. Saaed adorns the forehead with a gong, used by many West African tribes. Akan and Ashanti linguists would use the gongs to call people's attention to an announcement from the chief.
- 0.78 kgs
- 1.7 lbs
- 50 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 6 cm D
- 19.75" H x 5.25" W x 2.4" D
- Sese wood
- Intended as wall decor
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.
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.