Black and Gold African Wood Dan Mask from Ghana, "Female Dan"
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Used by the Dan people of the Ivory Coast to protect loved ones from evil when they are away from home, this African mask is created by Ghana's Godfred France. The mask depicts a female face, hand-carved from sese wood and decorated with embossed brass. A black painted finish completes this mask.
- 0.21 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- 24 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 8 cm D
- 9.5" H x 5.75" W x 3.1" D
Godfred supports himself and five others in his family. Since the majority of his family's income comes from NOVICA, each order helps improve their livelihoods.
Godfred France has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $450 and the most recent for $900. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.
With his sales from NOVICA, Godfred is able to support the education of his three children as well as the daughters of his deceased sisters.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.