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Malian wood mask, "Young Bambara Boy"

Burnished brass brings a feeling of opulence to an aristocratic personage from... more

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Burnished brass brings a feeling of opulence to an aristocratic personage from the Bambara people of Mali. Representing a young man, its proud features are sculpted from African sese wood. Such masks are worn by uncircumcised boys after the millet harvest in Mali where, during the time of threshing, dances are performed. Victor Yao Delanyo names his work Wara, meaning "Messenger."

  • 0.78 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 33.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 13.25" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D

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

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05/06/2022

"Ancesters Watching"

Good purchase , well careved and a good seller.

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Power Peace and Prosperity, Ewe Wood Mask

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Norman

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01/04/2022

"Christmas Ornament Plus"

The styles and sizes are perfect for my very cultural Christmas tree and decor. Arranged in a frame, they are excellent for year-round wall art display.

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Great art

Best Uses

  • Art display and Christmas decor

Purchased Item:

Festive Masks, Artisan Crafted Wood Christmas Ornaments (Set of 4)

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Dona

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07/16/2021

"Hanging on Our Wall"

We have numerous home decorations we bought in several African countries while visiting them. The masks are just as authentic and go well beside other African objects. Terrific.

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Timothy

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07/07/2021

"Amazing"

I have purchased five different groups of mask decorations from different African artists and this is undoubtedly my favorite group. They are so handsome and well done. I love the use of metal on two of them and they are all painted beautifully. Many Thanks to Victor and Novica! I definitely recommend Victors work - you wont be disappointed.

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Merle

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07/03/2021

"Truly Magnificent!"

These will be my families heirloom to be admired though out future generations. You have shown your God giving gift from your skills, creativity, character, and integrity. Perfect without any flaws! Thank you for sharing your craftsmanship to me and the World. These are impressive, most impressive.

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Culture inheritance very special gifts pure and excellence in craftsmanship.

Best Uses

  • Let your imagination run wild! These can be place anywhere

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Norman

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04/12/2021

"Unique Christmas Tree Ornaments"

Very artistic designs and quality workmanship. Culturally significant for myself and my family.

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Victor Yao Delanyo has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates, paints and polish for production.

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