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Elephant Themed Wood Mask with Brass and Glass Beads, "Akyiglinyi"

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This remarkable mask is the original creation of Ghana's Awudu Saaed. Carved by... more

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This remarkable mask is the original creation of Ghana's Awudu Saaed. Carved by hand from rubberwood, the mask is then inlaid with small triangles of brass that cover the entire forehead. Colorful recycled glass beads embellish the lower part of the face, while the head and trunk of an elephant accent the upper portion. The artisan names his design Akyiglinyi, meaning "elephant" in the Ewe language.

  • 1.89 kgs
  • 4.2 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 30 cm W x 14.7 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 11.75" W x 5.75" D

  • Rubberwood, brass, recycled glass beads
  • 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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64

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04/26/2021

"Great Set"

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These are each a little different and go together beautifully. I looked for a long time for just the right thing to go in that spot and these fit the bill perfectly. So glad to find them on Novica and support one of the awesome artist around the world!

Best Uses

  • Great as a set to fill that special spot

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03/22/2021

"Beautiful"

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I really love it, even better in person!

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02/10/2021

"Stunning"

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This mask is a great addition to my wall of African art. It?s obvious that such care and dedication goes into the creation of these masks. I am so glad I found the Novica site for purchasing my treasures!

Purchased Item:

Bird Man, African wood mask

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Verified Reviewer

01/29/2021

"Wonderful for teaching"

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the mask has a dynamic presence in my home. I love the bright color as well as a symbol of two diamonds for lessons to be taught.

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01/29/2021

"Love the bird"

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this mask has a bird looking backwards. This shows that our past must be learned to forward. I totally believe we should review and learn from our past at least who we are. I am studying my genealogy and this fits perfectly in my office.

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From Phoenix

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01/27/2021

"Well Crafted"

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This mask hangs on my wall and continually grabs attention.

Purchased Item:

Noble Knight, Original African Mask Handcrafted in Ghana

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

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.

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.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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