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Artisan Hand Crafted African Wood Mask in Mende Style, "Mende"

Using traditional hand tools, artisan Sinclair Yao Daley of Ghana crafts a... more

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Using traditional hand tools, artisan Sinclair Yao Daley of Ghana crafts a beautiful mask in the style of the Mende peoples of Sierra Leone. Mende masks typically represent the tribe's ideals of female morality and physical beauty. The artisan carves the mask by hand from sese wood and uses natural cola nut dye to stain the face. The mask can be displayed either on the wall or on a tabletop or other flat surface.

  • 0.74 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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James

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05/22/2022

"Beautiful Work"

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The carving and colors of the mask are stunning.

Purchased Item:

Sankofa Bird, Authentic Sese Wood African Mask

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Audrey

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11/16/2020

"Bundu woman"

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After visiting Sierra Leone and dancing with the Bundu women group, I fell in love. This is a great and authentic carving, one of very few offered from Sierra Leone.

Best Uses

  • Hang on wall

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Ariel

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06/10/2019

"Beautiful!"

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I love this Art! i love that its made with your hands,from your thought processes! I love Humans! Thank you!

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Raven

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11/05/2018

"Amazing work!"

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Beautiful piece! This was my first purchase with Novica and I was not let down. Sinclair Yao Daley is an amazing artist and wonderful craftsman.

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Katja

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02/14/2018

"Beautiful mask"

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Great craftsmanship, attention to detail, well done, thank you!

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Elliott

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01/02/2018

"I Absolutely Love This Piece"

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I purchased this mask a couple years ago, and I am just now finally expressing my appreciation. The colors and lines of this piece are outstanding. I love how the cheeks are framed by the multicolored tassels. This mask has become one of my favorite possessions. Thank you for your work and for sharing your wonderful story. It seems that you also do truly great work for your community.

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Sankofa Bird, Authentic Sese Wood African Mask

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Sinclair Yao Daley has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300.

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Sinclair was taught to carve by a master in the trade. Through him, he learned many traditional techniques which he continues to utilize.

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