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African relief panel, 'Kandem Dogon Board' - Handcrafted Calabash and Wood Wall Relief Panel from Ghana icon bankCurate

Product ID: 254164

Handcrafted Calabash and Wood Wall Relief Panel from Ghana, "Kandem Dogon Board"

byIssaka Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
Dogon boards were traditionally placed on doors, and incorporated animal and... more

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Dogon boards were traditionally placed on doors, and incorporated animal and human symbols to protect the entrance to the home. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in Western Africa. Artisan Issaka Ibrahim presents his interpretation of a Dogon board, incorporating male figures that depict how strong the men are in working to take care of their women, female figures representing the carriers of the next generation, and lizard motifs that symbolize the hope that the Dogon traditions will continue. The artisan names his original relief panel 'Kandem', after the village in which he grew up. The panel's raised motifs are formed from hardened calabash.

  • 1.23 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • 81 cm H x 18 cm W x 3 cm D
  • 32" H x 7" W x 1.2" D

  • Calabash, plywood, charcoal, glue
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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3

Verified Reviewer

07/29/2019

"Beautiful piece of Art"

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This beautiful piece of carved wood Benin Chief fit perfectly with my other wall art in my living room and its a great addition to my collection.

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Purchased Item:

Benin Chief, Wall art

From SW florida, USA

Verified Reviewer

11/15/2016

"Exquisite"

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It exceeded my expectations... Love the attention paid to all the detail.. So looking forward to adding more of his masks to my collection

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: Christmas

Purchased Item:

Lion, Unique Hausa Wood Mask

From Ocala, FL

Verified Reviewer

06/23/2016

"Unique"

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Clever design and craftsmanship. Metal accents frame the mask well and draw attention to the artifact.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Issaka Ibrahim has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $200.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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.

 
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