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Product ID: 197606

Fair Trade Wood Mask, "Gonja Protector from Evil"

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Carved by hand from sese wood, this handsome African mask is the work of Godfred... more

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Carved by hand from sese wood, this handsome African mask is the work of Godfred France. A triangle motif on the forehead features aluminum repoussé; it echoes the elongated shape of the face. This mask is representative of the Gonja people. "It is worn during naming ceremonies to drive away all flying evil," the artisan explains.

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 44 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 17.25" H x 5" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • 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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33

Imani

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04/22/2021

"Much Needed Valued Treasure!"

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I am in love with my new gift. It arrived quicker than I expected it to, well packaged and looks just like the picture. Its giving good energy and good vibes.

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Gonja Protector from Evil, Fair Trade Wood Mask

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"Unique and colorful !"

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This beautiful work has so many details and colors ! Very talented master carver and decorator - it was done with a lot of kindness and love !

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Kamau

From Northern California

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04/18/2021

"Traditional presence in my space..."

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I love my new masks!!! They are beautifully-crafted. Shipment was fast and the masks were well-protected. I recommend this artisan!

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Our Traditions, African wood mask

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Kamau

From Northern California

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04/18/2021

"Strong presence in my studio space!"

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I love the presence my new masks bring to my workspace!!! They are beautifully-crafted. Shipment was fast and the masks were well-protected. I recommend this artisan!

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  • Compliment your wall-décor with something more than a "print
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Show Your Strength, Hand Carved African Wood Mask

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Lazarus

Verified Reviewer

04/01/2021

"Beautiful Mask!"

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This mask is made with quality and the colors are so vibrant!

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Safety and Security, Red and Yellow African Mask

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Heather

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01/09/2021

"Protecting my home"

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I ve been in love with Africa since I visited a few years back. I regretted not buying a mask then and have been looking for the perfect one ever since. I found this one and it now hangs over the entry door to my home making me feel safe and secure! It s beautiful and I m so happy!

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Safety and Security, Red and Yellow African Mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.

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