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Product ID: 203299

Wood sculpture, "Great Ewe King"

Dressed in traditional attire, a man speaks to his people. His erect posture and... more

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Dressed in traditional attire, a man speaks to his people. His erect posture and assured gestures reveal his royal lineage, for he is a ruler of the kingdom of the Akpini Anyi-Gbe. Sinclair Yao Daley carves the image by hand and gives it a rich brown color with natural cola nut dye. "I named this sculpture Dagadu, which means 'great king' in the Ewe language. It is symbolic of one highly honored, a mighty one full of praise and worthy of respect," the artisan explains.

  • 0.85 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 14 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 17" H x 5.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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12

Audrey

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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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Ariel

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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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Raven

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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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Katja

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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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Elliott

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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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Sankofa Bird, Authentic Sese Wood African Mask

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David

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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!

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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

Elder Master

Elder Master

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

 
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