Hand Carved West African Wood Protection Mask, "Quiet Protector"
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A quiet stillness envelops the stoic personage of this hand-carved sese wood mask. This original mask, hand-crafted by Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng of Ghana, is used to allow the souls of the dead to protect the living. The mask is carved with exquisite detail and enhanced with brightly painted ears, eyes, nose and mouth. The mask is finished with ornately embossed aluminum plating.
- 1.26 kgs
- 2.8 lbs
- 51.5 cm H x 21.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
- 20.25" H x 8.5" W x 3.3" D
Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials for his masks and carvings.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
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.