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Handcrafted African Festival Wood Mask, "Danyi"

This highly expressive mask with a fierce visage is adorned with snakes around... more

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This highly expressive mask with a fierce visage is adorned with snakes around the face and is worn by the Akipinis people for the Danyibakaka Festival. The event celebrates the historic crossing of the Danyi River with the aid of serpents. Once they crossed they settled there, forming the Danyi district near the town of Kpando. Sinclair Yao Daley hand-carves a loyal sese wood replica of this celebratory mask.

  • 0.69 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 35 cm H x 17 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 13.75" H x 6.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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David

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12/12/2017

"WOW! This is an Awesome Mask! TOP QUALITY!"

I will definitely be ordering more masks from Novica! Thank you SO much! This is really a very well made mask!! - Dave Las Vegas, NV

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Kathryn

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12/04/2017

"My dad loved it"

This was a gift for my father who loves hand carved masks. He found a spot for it amongst his collection. He loved the craftmanship.

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

Debra

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09/29/2017

"Danyi Wall Mask"

Beautiful wall mask!

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Chad

From Canada

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01/13/2017

"Piece of Art"

This is an amazing mask . It is so smoothly carved and has some weight to it. I love it

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James

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05/22/2022

"Beautiful Work"

The carving and colors of the mask are stunning.

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Audrey

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11/16/2020

"Bundu woman"

After visiting Sierra Leone and dancing with the Bundu women group, I fell in love. This is a great and authentic carving, one of very few offered from Sierra Leone.

Best Uses

  • Hang on wall

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Sinclair Yao Daley has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300.

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Sinclair was taught to carve by a master in the trade. Through him, he learned many traditional techniques which he continues to utilize.

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Almost all of Sinclair's income comes from NOVICA. He and his wife depend on his sales for their livelihood.

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

 
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