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Product ID: 78968

Handmade Sese Wood Wall Mask, "Chockwe Initiation Celebration"

byEvans Doe Martey: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (6)
Glaring with fierce expression, this mask is worn by young Chockwe men during... more

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Glaring with fierce expression, this mask is worn by young Chockwe men during their initiation rites into adulthood. Evans Doe Martey carves by hand a faithful sese wood replica featuring long earlobes, scarifications around the face, and pointed teeth. There are four sub-tribes among the Chockwe people, and they live in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 2.40 kgs
  • 5.3 lbs
  • 69 cm H x 22 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 27" H x 8.75" W x 5" D

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

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Total reviews

6

Verified Reviewer

05/14/2019

"Love it!"

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I have been having it for the past 4 years. Stirs up conversations.

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Purchased Item:

Fortuneteller, Beninese African wood mask

Verified Reviewer

03/12/2017

"Love it!"

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The craftsmanship is great!

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Purchased Item:

Bewitching Beauty, Gabon African wood mask

From Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

Verified Reviewer

06/19/2016

"Engagement Gift"

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I gave this to my son and his fiance when they became engaged. They love African art and I wanted them to have a reminder to love each other. It is a beautifully carved mask that isnt overpowering, only inspiring.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: engagement

Purchased Item:

Love One Another, Unique Wood Mask

From Miami, FL

Verified Reviewer

06/16/2016

"My first of many masks to come!"

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This was the perfect choice for my first mask! Beautifully created.

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Purchased Item:

Spirit of Wealth, Akan wood mask

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Evans Doe Martey has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to purchase wood and metal plates for his masks and sculptures.

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.

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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