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Handcrafted Wood 'God Is My Guide' African Mask (Ghana)

Overall Rating Rating 4.7  |  6 reviews  |  Write a review
Today $42.99
Item #: 13459868
    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

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    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.

    Product Features:
    • Colors: Dark brown
    • Decorative mask
    • 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!'

    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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    Ships Carbon Neutral*
    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.
Dimensions:
17.3 inches high x 4.7 inches wide x 2 inches deep
Materials:
Sese wood
Brand: Novica

Features

  • Color
    Black, Brown
  • Style
    Country
  • Material
    Wood
  • Gender
    Unisex
  • Worldstock Country
    France, Ghana
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  • As God Is My God - I Won't Lie to You

    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.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Powerful looking Mask

    Wonderful mask and the symbol is strong and beautiful

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality...Incredible craftsmanship
    • How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • a great addition

    This mask is another great addition from Overstock.com. It is a little larger than I thought, but I have NO complaints. I will be stepping up my budget on my collection and I am starting here with Overstock.com. Thanks for having quality masks.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    ani63 from Chicago, Il., Apr 29, 2014

  • Nice wall art work

    Nice rich dark color. Looks great on a light colored all. Seen others in craft stores but the look and quality of this one is much better.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    lee125 from Tampa, FL, Sep 21, 2013

  • Nicely crafted

    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
    • How accurate was the sizing? Spot on.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    mochanet from Brooklyn NY, Mar 24, 2013

  • A little smaller than I thought

    The mask is a great addition to a small narrow wall, or grouped with others. A wonderful product, very detailed, authentic and a beautiful African mask!

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality, authentic and beautiful
    • How accurate was the sizing? A little smaller than I though it would be
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    ta1md from MD, Mar 8, 2012

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