Congolese 'Pride of Womanhood' Wood Mask (Ghana)

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  • Add interest to your home decor with a fertility mask
  • Decorative accessory depicts a girl with bead and red cotton earrings
  • Mask features embossed brass adorning her face as she smiles with excitement
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    ITEM#: 12045618

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

    Product Features:
    • Add interest to your home decor with a fertility mask
    • Decorative accessory depicts a girl with bead and red cotton earrings
    • Mask features embossed brass adorning her face as she smiles with excitement
    • Originating from the Lwalwa tribe of southeastern Congo, such masks are presented to girls during their puberty rites
      Story Behind the Art:

      Juliana Akandas: 'I am happily married, with three children. After secondary school, I became interested in Ghanaian carvings. I got to know almost every carver in the country. In the Akan tribe of Ghana, the doll represents fertility. It is believed that, when given this doll, any woman who cannot have babies is likely to get pregnant. The Akuabaa doll is also a symbol of twins in Ghana, and they each receive an Akuabaa doll so that in case one should die, during the twin festival the doll is brought out in remembrance of the dead twin. I was so fascinated with all this that I decided to learn the trade. My products are unique; they have a meaning and they are backed by history.

      What is Worldstock?

      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.

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    Specs

    Features
    Color Red
    Material Wood
    Worldstock Country Ghana
    Dimensions 8.5 in W x 12.4 in H x 3.5 in D
    Materials Sese wood, brass, beads and cotton
    Model Number 122201

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