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Hand Carved African Wood Mask, "Show Your Strength"

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With narrowed eyes and proud features, this handsome visage demonstrates an... more

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With narrowed eyes and proud features, this handsome visage demonstrates an attitude of strength. Godfred France creates the African mask in an original design he names Kerfi, "Strength" in the Hausa language. Applications of white clay give it a vintage look.

  • 0.53 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 49 cm H x 10 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 19.25" H x 3.9" 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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28

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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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11/06/2020

"One of My Favorite of Four African Masks from Novi"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall. I especially appreciate the use of clay coloring which gives this piece a distinctive look, while still working perfectly as part of my collection.

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Clay carving metal beautiful

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  • Decorative, especially as part of a collection of similar African masks

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11/06/2020

"Perfect in a Collection of Other African Masks"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall.

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beautiful embossed carved

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  • Decorative, especially in a collection of other African masks

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11/06/2020

"Beautiful Reflective of Ghanaian Tradition"

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I especially love the use of embossed metal and display it proudly with other Novica-purchased masks from other African countries. In fact, I loved this and the other three Ive displayed together so much that I printed a picture of them to display on my office wall.

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Impressive carving African

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  • Decorative, especially with a collection of carved masks from other African nations

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10/05/2019

"Absolutely beautiful"

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This mask is to perfection from the detail of work a must have.

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10/05/2019

"Great Item"

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I loved this item. Made very well and great details. I would highly recommend shopping at Novica!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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

Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.

 
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