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African wood mask, 'Galoa Smile' - Hand Made Sese Wood Beaded Galoa African Mask

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Hand Made Sese Wood Beaded Galoa African Mask, "Galoa Smile"

This joyful mask is the creation of West Africa's Christopher Nyasafo. Crafted... more

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This joyful mask is the creation of West Africa's Christopher Nyasafo. Crafted from sese wood, the long oval face has lips that protrude in a delightful smile, dots on the cheeks and recycled glass beads tied with jute on the forehead. The colors are warm browns and orange. Known to disperse evil forces, this is the artist's own interpretation of the okukwe mask, used in performances during births, initiation rituals, weddings, and funerals by the Galoa people of western Gabon.

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 25.5 cm W x 14.5 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 10" W x 5.75" D

  • Sese wood, raffia, recycled glass beads
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Recycled materials may vary slightly in color and/or pattern
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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TLArtSpace

From Washington DC

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06/15/2021

"Love this mask!!"

This mask is a great addition to my beginners collection. Good quality.

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Galoa Smile, Hand Made Sese Wood Beaded Galoa African Mask

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Jill

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02/28/2022

"African mask"

Awesome mask! The workmanship is incredible! It just makes me happy every time I look at it! Highly recommend!

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Hannah

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12/14/2021

"Very fun mask for my collection."

This is a lovely mask. Earrings are a great touch! Looks terrific on my mask room wall.

Purchased Item:

Northern Maiden Beauty II, African Handmade Wall Mask of Northern Ghana Maiden

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"BEautiful and unique addition to our collection !"

Made with Love ! Very original workmanship and design !

Purchased Item:

Kwele Mask II, African Protective Wood Wall Mask Heart Shaped Kwele Art

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: birthday

Rebecca

From USA

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08/08/2021

"Beautiful Mask"

This artistic mask is a creative and skillfully designed piece. The colors blend so nicely. The craftsmanship is top notch. Great job by this artist. I have other masks from his collection and they are always beautiful. Thank u

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Joseph

From Florida

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07/03/2021

"This item so impressed me"

Yes it looks just like the photo and thats a fantastic thing but when i had it in my hands its was so magical! I hung it on my wall immediately and Im just in awe of the craftsmanship. I would very much recommend this artists work to anyone without hesitation

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