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African mask, 'Akan Friend' - Carved Wood Authentic African Mask

Product ID: 214454

Carved Wood Authentic African Mask, "Akan Friend"

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts a long, slender personage who... more

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts a long, slender personage who opens his mouth to sing. She carves and paints the original design by hand, naming it Ogyam, an Akan word which means "friend."

  • 0.49 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 48 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 19" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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220

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!

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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!

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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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Carrie

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07/05/2021

"fun color for summer!"

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Good size and weight, bright (but not overly bright) green

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well made love the idea of recycled plastic in jewerly

Best Uses

  • Have a necklace from this artist but have also worn for work without a necklace

Purchased Item:

Simplicity Globes, Hand Crafted Sese Wood and Upcycled Plastic Dangle Earrings

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Joseph

From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Looks just like the photo"

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It gonna look awesome on my wall!

Best Uses

  • wall hanging

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Kathi

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05/06/2021

"Gorgeous!"

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These are amazing and can be worn with many different styles and color of apparel!

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Xoexe, Handmade Dangle Earrings of Natural Wood and Recycled Glass

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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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