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Original African Mask Carved by Hand, "Soyeya"

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Ali Mohammed creates the original design of this mask which he names... more

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Ali Mohammed creates the original design of this mask which he names "Soyeya" a Hausa term that means "growing in love." "I want humanity to have love for one another, and grow in the love we have for each other," says the Ghanaian artisan. He carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring an ornate headdress that reaches under the jaw. Featuring an open mouth and closed eyes, the mask is further accentuated with hand-painted details in blue, black, orange, yellow, and green.

  • 0.65 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 49 cm H x 17 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 19.25" H x 6.75" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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74

From SW florida, USA

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10/21/2017

"Colours that will pop off the wall"

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The colours are bright and brilliant. A well carved piece So looking forward to adding more of his masks to my collection

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Soyeya, Original African Mask Carved by Hand

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  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: birthday
From New England

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04/17/2021

"A great addition to my Santa collection"

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Beautiful scupture.

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03/10/2021

"Nice"

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Lovely earrings. Bigger than expected.

Best Uses

  • Evening wear

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Pb

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02/12/2021

"Love the design, unique Santa!"

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Love this Santa dude, especially his little belly!

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02/03/2021

"Santa"

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Beautiful work, would not hesitate buying from this Artist again.

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Verified Reviewer

02/01/2021

"Bought this for my collection"

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Beautiful

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ali financially supports the education of two of his own children and two others in primary school.

Ali Mohammed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $2000.

Starting off with very humble earnings, Ali has worked hard to grow his workshop and better his livelihood and that of his family.

Ali currently supports four children who are all under the age of ten.

 
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