Sese Wood 'Protective Motherhood' Ewe Mask (Ghana)

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ITEM#: 13079274

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

Product Features :
  • Juliana Akandas carves this piece by hand
  • These protective designs are often placed near a pregnant mother and her newborn child
  • Colorful mask is inspired by the Ewe people of Ghana
  • Features embossed brass, beads and cotton tassels
Story Behind the Art:

Juliana Akandas became interested in Ghanaian carvings while working as a secretary, so she learned woodcarving. 'My favorite is the Akuaba doll. For the Akan people, the doll represents fertility. When given this doll, any woman who cannot have babies is believed likely to get pregnant. You can imagine the joy a child brings to such a woman. The doll is also a symbol of twins, and each receives an Akuaba so that in case one should die, the doll is a remembrance of the dead twin,' she says.

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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Style Contemporary Novelty Other
Material Brass
Worldstock Country Ghana
Color Multi Pink
Dimensions 14.8 inches H x 9.1 inches W x 4.3 inches D
Materials Sese wood, brass, cotton and glass

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    This mask is a beautiful color and the details are amazing....A wonderful addition to an already large collection of African Art

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