African Culture(1,542 items)
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I expected this mask to be used next year at Xmas time. However, its too beautiful not to display year round.
BEAUTIFUL, ARTISAN MADE FAN
Dear Ali, I wanted to tell you and Novica customers how very pleased I am with this fan. It is so colorful and well made. I have a collection of Novica West African collectibles and I am displaying your fan as well. Thanks Novica for your excellent packaging.
A Welcomed and Wonderful Addition to My Home
This is such a well crafted, highly aesthetic work! It showcases well with my other pieces and is surprisingly affordable given the quality of workmanship and materials. 5 star item!
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular African Culture
Cat's Eye and Cotton Fabric Dangle Earrings from Ghana, "Ohemaa Elegance"$17.99
Beneath beads of natural cat's eye, frills of cotton fabric printed with colorful African motifs dangle. Ghanaian artisan Lydia Mawuenya Amedzrator creates these earrings, which swing from brass hooks. These earrings are named which means "queen" in the Akan language.
Original Wood Wall Mask Hand Carved in Ghana, "Fang Origins"$147.99
Styled after the masks created by the Fang peoples of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, this mask is the original design of Salihu Ibrahim. It features a concave face and markings on one cheek that are evocative of scarification practices. The mask is hand carved from sese wood and finished with local clay for an aged look.
Hand Crafted African Wood Mask with Beads and Brass Accents, "Beaded Warrior"$69.99
Sese wood, metal accents, and a beaded symbol are expertly combined by Ghanian artisan Awudu Saaed to create this vibrant warrior mask. The double diamond design is called and represents handcuffs, a symbol of slavery that West African chiefs have reclaimed as a symbol of law and justice. Working to support his mother and siblings, Awudu learned his craft at an early age and continues the tradition, now training apprentices of his own.
Authentic Ghanaian Artisan Carved African Mask, "Peace and Harmony"$117.99
A gentle dove alights atop this handsome African mask. By Ghana's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, it is carved and painted by hand, with applications of aluminum repoussé. "I named this original mask design an Akan phrase which means 'peace and harmony'," the artisan explains.