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Authentic African Mask Ghana, "Akan King"

byWinfred Korley: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (9)
Named Ohene, or "king" in the Twi language of Ghana's Akan people... more

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Named Ohene, or "king" in the Twi language of Ghana's Akan people, this handsome mask is serenely lovely. Marks beside the eyes and mouth are known as donkor. "Donkor is a tribal mark given to protect a child from evil spirits in Ghana," artisan Winfred Korley says.

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 33 cm H x 16 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 13" H x 6.25" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

9

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11/07/2019

"Table from Africa"

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I love this table, it was so easy to put together and it very nicely made and the red color is really bright and the black contrast is stunning. I am so glad I purchased it , thank you.

Best Uses

  • to stand alone as a showpiece or put something on top

Purchased Item:

Africa, Hand Carved Circular Wood Accent Table from Ghana

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10/05/2019

"Visions, Culture, History"

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Beautiful piece of functional art. It is displayed in my entry hall, with African artifacts I have collected over the years, and never fails to elicit comments from people entering my home. I love that it doesnt really look too new, so it fits in with the theme of older items. Too, the size is perfect.

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11/13/2018

"Ghana handmade mirror now adorns my wall."

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Colors are vivid. Mirror slightly distorts my image.

Best Uses

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Akofena I, Hand Crafted Red and Black Wood Wall Mirror from Ghana

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09/10/2018

"Beautiful statues"

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I was so excited when my package finally came in. More then what I expected. They are light weight yet sturdy. These statues are set up in my room. Thank you Novica! I will be shopping for more items in the near future:)

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Heartfelt Wish, Hand Crafted Wood Fertility Dolls with Glass Beads

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01/23/2018

"Nice space saver"

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The table is beautiful and in the spirit of the Adrinka. I love it. However, know this: 1) the table is very light, it easily slips on hard floors and could tip in the process 2) it is not carved out of a block as more ancient artifacts, but of three distinct pieces assembled by screws 3) it is not totally even, so if you place it on a hard floor, you ll have to rig it so it does not wobble

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My Dear One's Table, West African Hand Crafted Cirular Wood Accent Table

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Verified Reviewer

11/16/2016

"Charming Wood Sculpture"

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This is a very interesting wood sculpture from West Africa. Her dress is made from local fabric which is colorful and her matching earrings and necklace complete the outfit I love Novica's collection of wood statues as they are always authentic and very appealing. Rochelle New Jersey

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Winfred Korley has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, his raw material, to increase production.

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.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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