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Authentic Handmade African Mask, "Be Victorious"

byEvelyn Kafui Ahianyo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (23)
An imposing personage is at once beautiful and stern. Carved by hand from native... more

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An imposing personage is at once beautiful and stern. Carved by hand from native sese wood, this authentic African mask is designed by Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo. She names it Dudzi, which means "victory" in the language of Ghana's Anlo-Ewe people. "When wrestlers from the Anlo tribe are given such masks, they usually marry into royal clans," she says. "Apart from being a decorative piece, this mask comes with my sincere wishes for victory and a blissful marriage."

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • 55 cm H x 14 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 21.75" H x 5.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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From Rhode Island , USA

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09/29/2017

"Cool Mask!"

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It's all in the details...nice work.

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From SW florida, USA

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11/19/2016

"Exquisite"

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This beautiful mask looks perfect in it's place on my African mask Island wall... The colours pop out, the expression is so intense and I love the attention paid to detail. I am so looking forward to getting another one of Evelyn's masks Thank you

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11/06/2020

"My Husband Loved This Gift!"

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The craftsmanship and authenticity are quite impressive and I gave it to my husband as a Christmas gift. Its hanging on the wall of his office.

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From Ohio

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10/24/2020

"Outstanding Beauty"

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The detail and originality shown in this piece is amazing. I am a collector of tribal masks and am proud to have this particular mask in my collection. I look forward to adding many more masks to my ever-growing wall of African art.

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09/11/2020

"Great Craftmanship"

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This mask is smaller in size but it makes a great addition to my cultural wall. the colors are more subdued than bright.

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Kekeli, Original Hand Carved African Wood Mask with Star Motif

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10/21/2019

"Absolutely lovely!"

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Ive added this sculpture to my collection of beautiful and strong woman sculptures. Thank you!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $900 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a purchase of wood, metal plates and paints 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.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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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