African Folk Art(54 items)
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Beautiful piece of art
Love the artwork Good Akan Mother. It arrived quickly to the United States and looks just like the picture online. I also like that it is signed by the artist. I will definitely be investing in a glass frame to protect this beautiful work!
Perfect for my renovation
I have renovated a bathroom using Jackelberry Wood as the vanity top and want to decorate with some authentic African items made out of wood. I am very pleased with the details of this mask and the authentic quality. Love it!
I have an extensive collection of African masks but not one with this shape. The color is not orangy orange but is as pictured. I needed to add color to my collection.
Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah Framed batik art
"I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events."
"I worked at a government survey department from 1981 to 1982. I was later asked to attend their Cartography College. Upon graduation I worked further, but due to lack of professional... read more
Popular African Folk Art
Artisan Crafted West African Adinkra Theme Throne Ottoman, "Our Values"$394.99
Elegantly carved from sese wood, the symbol lends its fluid grace to this throne ottoman. Kwasi Asante creates a delightful design filled with significance. A Ghanaian adinkra symbol, the Sankofa bird reaches into the past and returns with values and assets that can be used to build the future.
Hand Carved Sese Wood and Aluminum African Mask from Ghana, "Akan Adornment"$109.99
Inspired by the mask styles of the West African Akan people, Henry Acquah hand carves this mask from local sese wood and paints it in natural earthen colors. Acquah then embellishes the mask with added aluminum plating on the face, as well as carved motifs along the headdress.
Hand-Carved Chokwe Chihongo Sese Wood African Mask, "Chihongo"$119.99
The Chokwe people of central Africa have a distinct art style, showcased here in Ali Mohammed's hand-carved African mask. Such masks are called , and depict an elderly male ancestor with narrowed eyes and filed teeth. They were used to represent spirits of wealth, and worn in counterpart to a female mask in rituals to bring fertility. The artisan uses paint to give it an aged, rugged appearance, and decorates the ancestor's face with tassel earrings and a carved mark on the forehead, representing the creator god Nzambi.