Add a unique and exotic feel to your living space with this native sese wood mask. Artisans of Ghana perfectly hand carved this mask from Boule Sese wood from Africa. This mask features intricate detailing and has stunning brass accents....more
Handcarved by artisans of Ghana, this mask will add a dramatic and exotic touch to your decor.
Made with polished sese wood, a native resource in this region of Africa, the Boule mask is intricately detailed and inlaid with textured brass. Each one measures approximately 10 inches long x 6 inches wide. A hanging loop is conveniently attached to the back.
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*
10 in. L x 6 in. W (approx.)
Sese wood, brass
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The picture shows some details that are missing from the received item. The quality is rather poor. I have ordered another mask which was simply wonderful. This one is the opposite. I guess the masks are made by different people and thus their quality can vary.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
The detail, size, and exagerated features on this piece, make it one of thee favorite mask that I currently have in my collection. It's easily worth the money. I only wish overtock.com carried thousands' of mask, of this caliber.
I purchased this Boule piece because the mouth in the picture has great African quality. The mouth on the one I received is totally different, thin and angular. It is still a nice piece but, it is not what I expected and is not one of my favorites.
I ordered a few of these Ghana masks and this is my least favorite, probably because the color looks nothing like the picture. The picture looks brown, which I've looked at on 3 different monitors to make sure I'm not crazy. The mask that came is black.. As in dark black. I ordered 4 different masks anticipating a certain color scheme and this one really isn't what I expected, whereas the others are very nice. It feels well made, but looks cheap.. It looks like someone spray painted a piece of wood and place tin and copper strips on the front of it. The other masks I ordered are great, look true to the culture, but this one really bums me out.. I'll have to get them on the wall to see if it looks ok with the other 3, but at this point I would steer clear of this one.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? not really
Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made
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