Congolese 'Kind Neighbor' Mask (Ghana)

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    ITEM#: 12045617

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Product features:
    • Songye tribe of Congo honor the kindest person in their community with this stunning mask
    • Kind Neighbor decorative accessory replicates tribal art
    • Add a piece of authentic native African art to your home decor
    Story Behind the Art:

    Salihu Ibrahim was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. 'With the death of my father, I was sent to live with one of my father's closest friends, Opanin Osei, a renowned traditional carver to the then-Akwamu chief and the Akwamu tribe. He would usually carve the items and then pass them on to me for final polishing and beautification. I worked with him for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of the Ashanti and Akwamu people. Before my decision to come to the city, I had carved about 50 pieces made purposely to help me raise sufficient capital to open a workshop. With the help of my friend, these products sold in no time, to my surprise! I never realized how valuable his help was, until I started to sell my own products. My work eventually received recognition and business flourished. Now, I have apprentice carvers working with me and learning the art of carving.'

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    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.

    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days of the order date.


    Style Traditional
    Material Wood
    Worldstock Country Ghana
    Color Brown
    Dimensions 8.3 in W x 16.9 in H x 5.5 in D
    Materials Sese
    Model Number 114529

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    • Overstock issues

      This order was a nightmare. I have bought several items (probably 8 to 10) from Overstock in the past. NOTE, some items from Worldstock/Novica are listed "in-stock" but are not actually on some shelf, and waiting to be shipped. When I ordered 3 masks, all from Worldstock/Novica, 2 arrived in about 7 days. this one, however, was a different story. It took two weeks just go from "processing" to "shipping". So, then I get an email notice that, the item has shipped, on January I tracked the package from Florida to Arizona, I can only assume that Forest Gump was personally running over to hand delivering it, as it did not arrive on my door step until February 10th. So the timeline was; ordered January 18th and delivered February 10th, this for an item that was listed "In Stock". With that said, I do like the mask, just very unhappy with Overstock, so the single star is more for the bad experience, than for the product itself.

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