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Handcrafted Sese Wood And Aluminum African Mask from Ghana, "Ahoto Dreams"

Inspired by themes of ahoto, the Akan word for "freedom," Ghana's Rita... more

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Inspired by themes of ahoto, the Akan word for "freedom," Ghana's Rita Addo Zakour carefully hand-carves this oval mask of local sese wood. Painted in colors of black, blue, and red, the mask is accented with embossed aluminum sheet, reflecting traditional scarification practices.

  • 0.37 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 32.5 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 12.75" H x 5.75" W x 2" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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Bab

From Sweden

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11/15/2022

"Nice"

Its nice.

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Eatanc

From Columbus, OH

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09/13/2018

"Absolutely gorgeous!"

Stunning craftmanship -- very proud owner! Thank you, Rita Addo Zakour!

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Greg

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09/09/2018

"Magic"

Another exquisite piece by Rita Addo Zakour, this is the third piece I have that was designed by her hanging on my wall, and I love it. Mask is exactly as shown in pictures, and the overall design and workmanship are beautiful

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Ellen

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01/10/2023

"Attention Getters"

These earrings are so unique. You never see anything like them in stores. They are quite large but lightweight and very comfortable! I also have the same style in the rainbow colors. I wear them all the time and consistently receive compliments.

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M

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12/13/2022

"So beautiful"

I am so pleased with the mask and pleasantly surprised at all the colours I couldnt see in the pictures here. Ritas workmanship is exceptional and I am so happy to have two of her pieces. You will not be disappointed. (Yayra on the left, Fafa on the right)

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M

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12/13/2022

"Stunning"

darker than in the pictures and MUCH MORE beautiful! Ritas workmanship is stunning and I am honored to have two of her pieces. (Fafa on the right)

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