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African wood sculpture, 'Biakoye Mask' - Ghanaian Sese Wood Mask Sculpture with Aluminum Plating

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Ghanaian Sese Wood Mask Sculpture with Aluminum Plating, "Biakoye Mask"

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Hand-carved from sese wood, this sculpture depicts a beautifully ornamented... more

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Hand-carved from sese wood, this sculpture depicts a beautifully ornamented mask. Ghanaian designer Rita Addo Zakour names this sculpture Biakoye, an Akan word meaning "one love". The face is painted in subtle tones of green, yellow and white, while the head is crowned in brownish-red. Embossed aluminum plating adorns the mask, which sits on a yellow and black semi-circular base.

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 40 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 15.75" H x 6" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum plating
  • 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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220

Bilal

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04/02/2021

"This is a real thing of beauty."

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This piece looks better up close and personal, than it does in the picture.

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Biakoye Mask, Ghanaian Sese Wood Mask Sculpture with Aluminum Plating

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Michael

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12/24/2020

"Beautiful sculpture"

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We love this. Very nice mask from authentic African sculptor.

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Biakoye Mask, Ghanaian Sese Wood Mask Sculpture with Aluminum Plating

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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!

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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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Wild Planet, Eco-Friendly Colorful Recycled Plastic Bead Necklace

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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

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