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Beninese Wood Mask, "Her Protection"

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king)... more

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king) Esigie who ruled Benin in the 16th century. The king is said to have worn the mask around his neck to drive away the forces of evil. The artisan names her hand-carved mask Abanbo, an Akan word which means "protection."

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 56 cm H x 14 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 22" H x 5.5" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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200

From Gilbert, Arizoona USA

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01/20/2021

"Touched my spirit"

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The mask has to not only be beautiful, but it has to speak to me.

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From Gilbert, Arizoona USA

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01/20/2021

"Beautiful"

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I always try when I can to support women artist.

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From Ohio

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01/16/2021

"Simply stunning"

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This mask arrived quickly and I was amazed at how beautiful and large it really is. Like the title says, this mask is simply stunning. It makes a great addition to my mask collection. I am looking forward to my next purchase!

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01/15/2021

"Cool guy bracelet for my cool guy! He loves it."

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Its a very sturdy bracelet that is masculine and looks great.

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01/15/2021

"Simple elegance"

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Beautiful bracelet

Best Uses

  • accessories

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01/02/2021

"She LOVED it!"

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This is an amazing piece to have on your wall and will draw complements from everyone....I admire it, everytime I look at it!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Rita has three children. Two of them are currently in the university and one studies in a vocational school.

Rita Addo Zakour has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials such as wood and paints.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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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