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Beninese wood African mask, 'Her Protection' - Beninese Wood Mask

Product ID: 176054

Beninese Wood Mask, "Her Protection"

byRita Addo Zakour: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (222)
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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222

Timothy

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03/18/2021

"So handsome!"

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I purchased three amazing masks for an art wall and this is one of the amzing masks that I chose. I was so impressed when I received it - true to the on-line pictures and perfect for what I had envisioned!!! Thank you Novica and the wonderful artists who helped create this work of art!

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Her Protection, Beninese Wood Mask

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Catherine

From Saint Petersburg, FL USA

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09/10/2021

"Lovely & Petite"

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This set of colorful wood beaded earrings is lovely. Very light to wear with vibrant colors. Had purchased for myself, but I love this pair of earrings so much that I just have to gift them to a dear friend.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: Christmas

Richard

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08/24/2021

"remembering passion"

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nice

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Justin

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07/29/2021

"Grandmother loved it"

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my grandmother instantly loved it so a gift for myself, turned into one for her

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Tiffany

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07/16/2021

"Absolutely Gorgeous!"

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Simply A beautiful piece of art!

Purchased Item:

Obaapa, African Woman Hand Carved Wood Aluminum Sculpture

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Carrie

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07/05/2021

"Great necklace"

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Not the same color combination as the picture but still fun. I am known for my brightly colored jewelry and this did not disappoint!

Tags By Carrie

Love the idea of recycled plastic!

Best Uses

  • work in office setting ,out to dinner
  • dinner out or work in office setting

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Wild Planet, Eco-Friendly Colorful Recycled Plastic Bead Necklace

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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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