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Multicolor Wood Recycled Glass Bead African Mask from Ghana, "Samba Messenger"

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Recycled glass beads in a variety of colors adorn the surface of this eco-friendly African mask, hand-carved from local sese wood. Featuring an original design by Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed, the mask also features hand-painted motifs for a complex look. The artisan names the mask Samba, meaning "messenger" in the language of the Zarma people from Niger.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 7.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 10.75" H x 3" W x 1.6" D

  • Sese wood, recycled glass beads
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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63

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01/09/2021

"This was a gift for my mother in law"

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My mother in law absolutely loves it! She showed me a pic and it is beautiful! She loves masks and homemade items. She was extremely satisfied

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From Fircrest,Wa,USA

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06/24/2017

"The craftsmanship is second to none"

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West African mask was unbelievable. These artists are amazing

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Samba Messenger, Multicolor Wood Recycled Glass Bead African Mask from Ghana

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03/22/2021

"Beautiful"

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I really love it, even better in person!

Best Uses

  • On the wall for decoration purpose

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From Ohio

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02/10/2021

"Stunning"

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This mask is a great addition to my wall of African art. It?s obvious that such care and dedication goes into the creation of these masks. I am so glad I found the Novica site for purchasing my treasures!

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Bird Man, African wood mask

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01/29/2021

"Wonderful for teaching"

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the mask has a dynamic presence in my home. I love the bright color as well as a symbol of two diamonds for lessons to be taught.

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01/29/2021

"Love the bird"

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this mask has a bird looking backwards. This shows that our past must be learned to forward. I totally believe we should review and learn from our past at least who we are. I am studying my genealogy and this fits perfectly in my office.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

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.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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