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Handcrafted African Horror Mask, "Obo-adaka Healer"

Obo-adaka is a suburb of Aburi in Eastern Ghana, its name literally meaning... more

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Obo-adaka is a suburb of Aburi in Eastern Ghana, its name literally meaning "box made from rock." This horror mask by Prince Amartey presents a healer from Obo-adaka, his prominent forehead, bulging cheeks and rough beard of jute fibers imposing upon the viewer. It is as though the healer possesses facial features intended to scare off evil-minded demons, enabling him to carry out his life-saving duties. Hewn from a single block of sese wood and adorned with brass plates, the complex design is sure to garner attention in any setting.

The work is treated with a light layer of china clay (kaolin) and white wood mix to provide an antique-like effect.

  • 2.32 kgs
  • 5.1 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 19.5 cm H x 9 cm H
  • 15.25" H x 7.75" H x 3.5" H

  • Sese wood, brass, jute
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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"Impressive mask but colors seem faded"

This is an impressive mask. The only negative feedback I have is that the colors contrast in the picture are not what the mask shows. The colors or shades in the mask are very faded and almost without contrast. That is why I gave it a 3-star rating. But still, it is a nice mask to have on your wall.

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this beautifully crafted decorative bowl is so much more amazing in hand than the pictures online show, as nice as the pictures are. this was a gift to myself & I dont even know what Ill use it for. I just wanted it! if you, or you know someone who loves rustic, handmade wood items then this bowl is a must. it will forever be a cherished family heirloom. a huge thank you goes out to the artist that made it.

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wood bowl west africa wood decor home decor

Best Uses

  • best used for decoration & holding non-consumables, like liquid & unwrapped food

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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