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Hand Carved African Mask from Ghana, "Queen of Africa"

By Victor Addo Biney, this mask depicts the beautiful queen from a West African... more

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By Victor Addo Biney, this mask depicts the beautiful queen from a West African tribe. Rich repoussé textures cover the face. "This is my own design," the Ghanaian artisan explains. "I took my inspiration from the way our queens dress to show their splendid regalia and their authority."

  • 1.54 kgs
  • 3.4 lbs
  • 72 cm H x 22 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 28.5" H x 8.75" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Victor's uncle was also a carver. He supported Victor's junior high studies and did his best to support his high school education. However, when Victor had just one year of school left, his uncle was no longer able to cover his expenses. But by carving and selling his own designs, Victor was able to pay for his last year of school. With a lot of determination and hard work, he has been able to support his children's education and never wants them to experience the same hardships he faced.

Victor constantly gives back to his community and to younger generations by sharing and teaching his craft. Many parents do not see the opportunities for career in carving or arts so they do not teach their children about it. He opens his door to anyone who is willing to learn and helps preserve the carving traditions by educating the younger generations. Victor hopes to serve as a role model for the younger generation who want to learn to carve and make a living from it.

Victor Addo Biney has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to purchase metal plates, paints, and polish for his masks.

As many other opportunities in his area have disappeared, Victor relies heavily on his NOVICA sales to provide for himself and his four other family members.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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04/10/2018

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"Amazing quality of work"

This was my first order from Novica. I am so impressed with the beauty of this piece made of heavy solid wood and aluminum. It is absolutely stunning over the fireplace. Everyone in my family just loves it.

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"Stunning"

This is my second piece purchased by the artist. The size is perfect and I love the detail.

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