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Product ID: 173446

Hand Made Sese Wood Wall Mask, "Songe Wise One"

byNana Adu Amankwapam I: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (7)
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His eyes are attentive and, when he opens his mouth to speak, he does so carefully with great prudence. Carved by hand, this handsome mask by Nana Adu Amankwapam I comes from the Songe people of the Congo, formerly Zaire. "The elders of the tribe wear this mask anytime they have to settle a dispute," he explains. "It is believed that when this mask is worn, they are endowed with unusual wisdom to handle cases of any magnitude.

  • 0.43 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 29 cm H x 14 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 11.5" H x 5.5" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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From Los Osos, California

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11/14/2019

"Nice addition to other wall hangings"

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Nice, well-crafted mask with simple, clean lines/design for our entryway.

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Oblong Face, Akan Wood Mask

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From Sarasota, Florida USA

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02/21/2019

"Stunning, Bold, Strong"

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Grabs your attention. Small yet bold! Makes a powerful statement!

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From Port Saint Lucie/ Florida/United Stattes

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08/12/2017

"Love the meaning of tis mask!"

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Love the story behind this beautiful mask. Hanging to the left of my front door, it makes me think of the wooded area directly across the street. Beautiful piece!

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From Columbia, MD, USA

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07/13/2017

"Great Addition To Your Collection!"

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The intricate details of this fine piece speak to the expertise of the artisans spot on interpretation of what this unique carving should be represented as, an executioner. The attention to detail and skillful craftsmanship of the mask transports the viewer of this work into a duality of thought and feeling. On the one hand, being on the edge of fear, knowing what the work represents, but at the same time being caught up in the beauty of the presentation of the piece. This mask is a true work of art and is a most welcome addition to my collection.

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Eye Catching Conversation Piece Authentic Skilled Design Fragrant Smelling Wood

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Executioner, African Wall Mask

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06/12/2017

"Well Above Average !"

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This is such a quality mask. The wood is much nicer than what I generally see on wooden wall masks. This mask is truly great and it has a polished, almost furniture quality about it ! Quite nice, and I am very pleased. I purchased this mask a while ago (years in fact) and I love it just as much now as I did when I first unwrapped it !

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African Tribal Decor

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03/12/2017

"Love it!"

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The craftsmanship is great!

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Silent Woman, Wood sculpture

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Nana Adu Amankwapam I has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $200.

 
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