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Handcrafted African Wood Mask, "In Silence"

byEvelyn Kafui Ahianyo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (23)
With eyes closed, this beautiful visage is covered with ornate aluminum... more

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With eyes closed, this beautiful visage is covered with ornate aluminum repoussé. It is a traditional mask used in funeral rites by the chief priest of the Yiku clan of Ghana's Volta Region. The ceremony expels the souls of the recently dead. "The almost invisible mouth makes it sacred because of the silence during funerals," designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo explains. "Its possession assures protection while averting misfortune."

  • 0.87 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 42 cm H x 19 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 16.5" H x 7.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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23

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11/29/2017

"Nice"

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Very beautiful details. An interesting object.

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In Silence, Handcrafted African Wood Mask

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05/22/2018

"Better"

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easier to tolerate

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11/06/2020

"My Husband Loved This Gift!"

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The craftsmanship and authenticity are quite impressive and I gave it to my husband as a Christmas gift. Its hanging on the wall of his office.

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proud artistic African

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  • It pays tribute to both craftsmanship and tradition

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Royal Identification, Handmade African Wood Mask

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10/24/2020

"Outstanding Beauty"

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The detail and originality shown in this piece is amazing. I am a collector of tribal masks and am proud to have this particular mask in my collection. I look forward to adding many more masks to my ever-growing wall of African art.

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09/11/2020

"Great Craftmanship"

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This mask is smaller in size but it makes a great addition to my cultural wall. the colors are more subdued than bright.

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Kekeli, Original Hand Carved African Wood Mask with Star Motif

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10/21/2019

"Absolutely lovely!"

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Ive added this sculpture to my collection of beautiful and strong woman sculptures. Thank you!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $900 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a purchase of wood, metal plates and paints to increase production.

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.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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