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Unique Carved Wood African Mask, "Avega"

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Sinclair Yao Daley in Ghana was inspired by a legendary character in the... more

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Sinclair Yao Daley in Ghana was inspired by a legendary character in the creation of this unique mask. There was in ancient times a man in Kpando-Fesi (in the Volta region) who wore his hair long, and it had never been combed or trimmed. He was perceived to be a holy man in that area, and so even now his descendants maintain the same long and bushy hair in his honor. The mask is carved of native sese wood and painted in black and brown.

  • 1.04 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 59 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 23" H x 5" W x 2.4" 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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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

12

Verified Reviewer

11/16/2020

"Bundu woman"

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After visiting Sierra Leone and dancing with the Bundu women group, I fell in love. This is a great and authentic carving, one of very few offered from Sierra Leone.

Best Uses

  • Hang on wall

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06/10/2019

"Beautiful!"

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I love this Art! i love that its made with your hands,from your thought processes! I love Humans! Thank you!

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11/05/2018

"Amazing work!"

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Beautiful piece! This was my first purchase with Novica and I was not let down. Sinclair Yao Daley is an amazing artist and wonderful craftsman.

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02/14/2018

"Beautiful mask"

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Great craftsmanship, attention to detail, well done, thank you!

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01/02/2018

"I Absolutely Love This Piece"

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I purchased this mask a couple years ago, and I am just now finally expressing my appreciation. The colors and lines of this piece are outstanding. I love how the cheeks are framed by the multicolored tassels. This mask has become one of my favorite possessions. Thank you for your work and for sharing your wonderful story. It seems that you also do truly great work for your community.

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12/12/2017

"WOW! This is an Awesome Mask! TOP QUALITY!"

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I will definitely be ordering more masks from Novica! Thank you SO much! This is really a very well made mask!! - Dave Las Vegas, NV

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Sinclair Yao Daley has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300.

Sinclair was taught to carve by a master in the trade. Through him, he learned many traditional techniques which he continues to utilize.

Almost all of Sinclair's income comes from NOVICA. He and his wife depend on his sales for their livelihood.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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