is it possible to mount the mask on a stand of some kind for a table top. is there a picture of the back of the mask?
This is a wooden carving of a king of an African tribe. The carving is excellent and without frills. However, the product sent to me does not correspond to the picture on the web site. I like it anyway....
Asante Hand-crafted Wooden Royal Mask (Ghana)
This handcrafted wooden mask is used by natives during ceremonial tribal rituals. This particular mask is worn by young men being groomed to one day be the tribal king. It is believed to infuse the wearer with strength and wisdom. Order yours today at our affordable online price.
The Story Behind the Product
Akwasi Agyeman was born into a family of 12 children in the small tribal village of Foase in Ghana, West Africa. The family was so poor that Akwasi was limited to only a 7th grade education in order to help his father farm to feed the family. In 7th grade his teacher asked each of them to make something for art class. Akwasi produced a Fertility Doll as his project and amazed the teacher. Akwasi knew then he had a natural talent for carving. After ten years and with the help of Fair trade Akwasi is now married with two handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small three bedroom house for his family. Akwasi and his fellow artisans hope you enjoy their work.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
Ships Carbon Neutral*
|Style||Classic Novelty Transitional Vintage|
|Dimensions||14 x 3 x 7 in.|
- Disclosures & Guidelines
- Filter By:
- Most Helpful
- Most Recent
This is a wooden carving of a king of an African tribe. The carving is excellent and without frills. However, the product sent to me does not correspond to the picture on the web site. I like it anyway.Read More
Got two of these for someone who spent three years on and off in Ghana for Peace Corps, loves the place. Since no two are said to be alike, I assumed they would be different. They are identical for all practical purposes. And note that in image they seem darkish; but, the are a pale grey, somewhat disappointing as the facial features come off blurred.Read More
I like this mask but it's not as grayish as it looks, more of a beige and light gray.Read More
To me this mask is ugly in person. It is frighten me and Halloween is not here yet. My friend loved it. I quickly gave it to him.Read More
I bought this mask as a gift and kept it for myself. I'm not a collecter, but I love this. It looks great in my living room. I don't know - there's just something about it that is hauntingly beautiful. I do not try to match things. Actually, I like to have things that maybe don't even have to complement each other. This is the only mask I have. It's displayed prominently in my living room. I think it is perfect.Read More
Wow! The picture of this mask does it no justice. It is beautiful! I am so impressed with the quality at such a great price. And it is so good to know that the makers of these goods are being paid fairly. I highly recommend this product.Read More
This is a substantial piece of art. The detail is amazing. Like the previous reviewer, I too used a Q-tip and oil to highlight the eyelashes and eyebrows (thanks for the tip). The mask has a good weight on it so make sure you hang it securely. A good buy.Read More
The mask I received is carved slightly different than the photos (mostly the mouth and nose), and the colors are a bit different (the blueish color on the eye lids, and brows, is more of a charcoal color, and the hair area is also painted charcoal). It is fairly heavy and thick. Overall I am happy with the purchase and it works well for my needs.Read More
Looks a little different than the picture, but a really nice piece. The color is very close, which is the most important part. The face looks a bit different with the nose being larger and the eyes looking a bit different, but overall it's a really nice mask and would recommend this, whereas on of the other 4 I ordered was not what I expected and looked nothing like the picture. This one will not disappoint.Read More
Questions & Answers
Hello rtbird, unfortunately, the images provided are the only ones that we have available to us. Because this item is a bask, it has an indented back. Thank you for shopping with us!
Shopping Tips & Inspiration
2015 Lighting Trends to love
If you want to refresh your home this spring, new pendants and lamps help create a chic, brightening effect.
Dipped in Gold
The glitter and glamour of gold is catching the eye as a 2015 home decor trend.
History of Peruvian Masks
History of Peruvian Masks from Overstock.com. Our guides provide customers with information about the history of Peruvian masks and advice about our many brand-name products.
How to Fill a Hope Chest
How to Fill a Hope Chest from Overstock.com. Our guides provide customers with information about how to fill a hope chest and advice about our many brand-name products.
How to Clean a Hope Chest
How to Clean a Hope Chest from Overstock.com. Our guides provide customers with information about how to clean a hope chest and advice about our many brand-name products.
Best Reasons to Buy Worldstock Decorative Accessories
Best Reasons to Buy Worldstock Decorative Accessoriesfrom Overstock.com. Our guides provide customers with information about the best reasons to buy worldstock decorative accessories and advice about our many brand-name products.
Desire to Inspire
Dream big, beautiful. From creative spaces to the kitchen, every room could use a little encouragement. That's why we've found artwork, throw pillows, and jewelry that will leave you feeling inspired.
Essential Accessories for Midcentury Modern Homes
Essential Accessories for Midcentury Modern Homes from Overstock.com. To get the midcentury look in your own home, use simple pieces of furniture combined with these essential decorative accessories.
Decorating a Fireplace Mantel to Fit the Season
Decorating a Fireplace Mantel to Fit the Season from Overstock.com. Decorating your fireplace mantel is a subtle way to change your room with every season.
How to Decorate a Bare Wall
How to Decorate a Bare Wall from Overstock.com. Our guides provide customers with information about how to decorate a bare wall and advice about our many brand-name products.
How to Decorate the Top of a Bookshelf
How to Decorate the Top of a Bookshelf from Overstock.com. Learn how to style your decorative accessories and take advantage of an overlooked spot in the room.
Top 10 Decorative Accessories for Your Home
Top 10 Decorative Accessories for Your Home from Overstock.com. Add texture, color, and style to your home with these popular home decor pieces.
Shipping & Returns
Usually leaves our warehouse in 1-2 business days. *
Standard Return Policy:
Standard shipping details
Expedited shipping details