This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ghana's Salihu Ibrahim learned his art of carving masks from the chief's woodcarver. This decorative mask is handcrafted of sese wood with beadwork and depicts Kasai the river goddess.
Kasai River Goddess looks kindly upon the Pende people, offering them safe passage across the waters
Adorned with African trade beads
When river, stream or lake is purified, appreciation is shown to the gods and goddesses
Carved of sese wood
Measures 12.6 inches high x 7.9 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep
Story Behind the Art: 'Upon the death of my father, I was sent to live with one of my father's closest friends, a renowned traditional carver to the then Akwamu chief and the people of Akwamu,' Salihu Ibrahim says. 'I worked with him for about 15 years, during which time I learned the styles and techniques of the Ashanti and Akwamu people. My work began to flourish and achieve recognition, and today, I myself have apprentice carvers working with me to learn the art of carving.'
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12.6 inches H x 7.9 inches W x 89 mm D
Beadwork on sese wood
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