This mask's symmetrical features are serene beneath Ghana's famed Gye Nyame, the famed Adinkra symbol meaning 'I fear none except God.' Godfred France presents a hand-carved mask of his own design....more
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This mask's symmetrical features are serene beneath Ghana's famed Gye Nyame, the famed Adinkra symbol meaning 'I fear none except God.' Godfred France presents a hand-carved mask of his own design.
Colors: Dark brown
Materials: Sese wood
Dimensions: 17.3 inches high x 4.7 inches wide x 2 inches deep
Story Behind the Art: As a child, Godfred France used to make boats with worn-out metal utensils, which he'd float in water. 'Due to financial constraints, my parents could not further my education and so I had to drop out of school and join my uncle, who was a wood carver Thanks to the woodcarving, I've been able to educate my four children and I know that with constant sales, I'll be able to give them a brighter future than I had. This motivates me to wake up each day to carve!'
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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17.3 inches high x 4.7 inches wide x 2 inches deep
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I purchased two of these masks. They were for a wall art project I did on my living room wall. I created three framed out textured wall papered areas. These masks were for the outer two frames. I needed a certain size and color. These were perfect. I also chose them because of the meaning. The symbol on the forehead is the GYE NYAME which is the symbol for the supremacy of God from the Ghanian people. They are well carved. I am very happy with them. Even though the color stated says dark brown they look more black. The carved out areas are a light beige.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
In spite of the comments above, it is a beautiful piece and I do feel the spirit of the Guide. Tuxedo is how I would describe it. Originally, I thought of it as a man-cave piece. It has made its way up to my entry foyer. All visitors and friends now leave under his Guidance. You won't regret purchasing this one - it is a beaut.
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