Make your love of art and culture a central focus of your decor with this stunning decorative mask. The replica bird mask is handmade. The bird is believed to bring wisdom and alertness to the Ghanaian tribe, so this mask represents those legends....more
Celebrate your eclectic style with this handmade Ghanaian bird mask.
This artfully detailed piece is a replica of the traditional masks used by natives during spiritual ceremonies. Ghanaians believe the bird spirit brings alertness and wisdom to the tribe. This unique wall hanging makes a great conversation piece for your home.
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* Imported
Ships Carbon Neutral*
4 in. x 10 in. x 10 in.
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This mask looks great in person, but the colors are very different than the stock photos.
The red is not nearly that bright, but darker and more brownish. The "ring" area around the mask is a flat black color. The main body is a lighter brown color and not that dark "wedge" brown as shown in the photo.
The actual carvings are less detailed than depicted. The "ring" around the mask has straight lines carved in it, whereas the photo appears to have a more intricate pattern. The detail of the head piece and nose, is much nicer, and better tooled, than what you will receive. I would have preferred getting those extra carved details you see in the photos.
With all that said, I do however, like this mask quite a bit. The shape is great and it works well for what I needed......oh and the price is unbeatable.
In the photos this item has a worn, weathered, authentic look. The mask I received looked brand new, glossy, and strangest of all, something in the manufacturing process clearly uses newspaper, as the mask is covered in faint newsprint ... not exactly the authentic tribal look I was going for.
This item is true to the photo, if not better. Very lightweight, maybe 1 LB. Absolutely gorgeous. I *just* received it two days ago, so have not yet hung it, but I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase!!! Stellar.
The mask is great, but unfortunately not as pictured. The colors are definitely on a much lighter side and the details shown around the mask are not there. Nevertheless, we are keeping as it still looks good on the wall, just not quiet as pictured. We have an extensive collection of african art and this item completes one of our walls.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? The color is more muted in person and the detail around the mask is not as pictured.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. As expected, good quality.
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