This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Original design mask is carved of African sese wood
- Decorative accessory has a wide forehead, suggesting the wisdom of experience
- Mask has watchful eyes and prudently closed mouth
- This person listens, observes and thinks before acting
Nana Frimpong is chief carver for the king of the Ashanti. 'I draw inspiration from traditional kente
cloth designs, from my family background, and from our rich Ashanti tradition. I took up carving as a trainee under my father, Kojo Duah. Later, Professor Ablade Glover spotted my work. I ended up staying under this man's tutelage from 1970 to 1972. My dream has always been to invest in my children's education. I am happy to say that this is now possible--two of my sons are in university, the first of our family to obtain a higher education. My other primary goal is to help my community, so that the poverty that plagues them will be eradicated completely. Above all, I wish to help make it possible for peace and tranquility to prevail in my community and the nation of Ghana. My advice to the world is that we should as a matter of urgency stop all wars so as to make the world a better place for everybody to live in.'What is Worldstock?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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