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African wood and aluminum mask, 'Frafra Dancer' - Original African Tribal Dance Mask Crafted in Wood and Metal

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Original African Tribal Dance Mask Crafted in Wood and Metal, "Frafra Dancer"

Awudu Saaed is inspired by the art and customs of the Frafra people for the... more

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Awudu Saaed is inspired by the art and customs of the Frafra people for the design of this extraordinary mask. Known also as Fare-fare, they reside in northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso. In Saaed's original mask design, the antiqued sese wood mask features a jute beard around the proud visage, and diagonal ridges on the crown representing braided hair. Magnificently embossed aluminum adorns the forehead and cheeks representing tribal markings.

  • 0.41 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 5.75" W x 2.2" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum, jute
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Trace

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11/07/2020

"Better than expected."

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I have a large collection of masks from all over the world. This one is a beautiful addition. Unique and well made. Very detailed when you can hold it in your hands. Perhaps not a traditional style, but very artistic.

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Sharon

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10/29/2019

"Gallery Wall of African Art Newly Added Addition"

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This mask makes an excellent addition to the gallery wall in my dining room. The detail is exquisite and I received so many comments on it. Everyone is awed!

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Katie

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12/05/2018

"I love this mask"

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I bought to give as a present but it is so beautiful, I will keep it. I usually buy mask when I travel and I have a large collection, this is one of the best made and most detailed in my collection. I will definitely buy from Awudu Saaed again. Price was amazingly reasonable and it arrived exactly on the due date.

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Patricia

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07/31/2018

"Fantastic present"

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Got this as a present for a son who collects art. The detail and craftsmanship was amazing! Watching this artist and planning on collecting more!

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  • Part of an art collection

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Robin

From Brooklyn, New York

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07/10/2018

"Beautiful art"

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My mask looks amazsing on sky wall.

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Arthur

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03/07/2022

"Perfect for placement on window shelf where the sun highlights its features."

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This is a beautifully carved and painted fish. Very nice detail and stands on its own on a shelf where the sun shines that brings out its nicely detail features.

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From New Mexico

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01/21/2022

"Bless My Home"

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This is a beautiful cross to put at the entrance to my home to Bless my home.

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Bless My Home, Byzantine Style Beaded Wood Wall Cross Hand Crafted in Ghana

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Maryanne

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01/07/2022

"Stunning"

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This is a beautiful piece of art. The mask stands out among my collection.

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Julie

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12/30/2021

"This Is Now A Cherished Heirloom!"

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I would like to thank Awudu Saaed for this extremely exquiste Afircan mask. It is adds beauty and enhances my African mask collection!

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Julie

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12/30/2021

"This is now a cherished heirloom!"

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I would like to thank Awudu Saaed for this extremely exquiste Afircan mask. It is adds beauty and enhances my African mask collection!

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Laurie

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12/28/2021

"This is now a cherished Christmas heirloom"

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I gave this mask to my twenty year old nephew for Christmas. The carving and beadwork are absolutely exquisite, and it is something my nephew is grateful to have and proud to display. Mr. Saaed has crossed an ocean to give my nephew a gift he will treasure forever. Thank you for your artistry!

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  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: Christmas

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