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

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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
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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From SW florida, USA

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10/19/2017

"Exquisite"

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Love the attention paid to all the detail.. So well made. Looking forward to my next one

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  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: birthday
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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01/27/2021

"Well Crafted"

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This mask hangs on my wall and continually grabs attention.

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01/15/2021

"Beautiful addition to collection"

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This is so beautiful and just the right size. It fills out our collection nicely and with depth and texture. I was looking for something smaller to balance out the larger pieces and this was perfect. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the metal overlay.

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Beautiful metal overlay

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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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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.

 
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