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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"

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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Bilal

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04/02/2021

"This is a real thing of beauty."

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"

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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Candice

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09/15/2022

"Beautiful!!!"

Love these earrings! Absolutely stunning. Excellent craftsmanship!

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Bab

From Sweden

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08/15/2022

"Its nice."

I like the work of this artisan.

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Bab

From Sweden

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08/15/2022

"Its lovely"

Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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Evie

From Harrisburg, Pa. USA

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08/15/2022

"So Cute!"

I got these for myself. They are a great everyday length; the colors are great and go with so much.

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Light and comfortable.

Best Uses

  • Great for travel, they go with so much

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Microcredit Financing

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