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This amazing - the detail in the wood carving with the metal work is something to really be admired. I have never seen anything like this piece a true work of art....
ITEM#: 12262259This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
- Juliana Akandas honors nature with a verdant mask of her own creation
- She carves the mask of sese wood
- Decorative accessory features embossed aluminum plates and hand-painted details
'My name is 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. I visited their various workshops and showrooms and had the opportunity to observe and study various pieces, the methods and finish, as well as their meanings. My favorite piece is the Akuabaa doll because of its meaning and power. In the Akan tribe, the doll represents fertility. It is believed that, when given this doll, any woman who cannot have babies is likely to get pregnant. You can imagine the joy a child brings to such a woman. 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 decided to learn the trade, and did so through a carver in Aburi. My products are unique; they have a meaning and they are backed by history.'
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
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|Dimensions||5.9 in W x 19.7 in H x 2.8 in D|
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It is a most interesting design and the title "Queen Of Nature" struck me as beautiful and the piece itself seems to be beautiful and the color of nature.
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