Sese Wood and Brass 'Aziku' African Mask (Ghana)

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Serious and elegant, this mask from Brong Ahafo in Ghana is worn during the yam harvest festival. Godfred France refers to it as the Aziku (celebration) mask and carves it by hand from sese wood and details is with embossed brass and festive colors.

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ITEM#: 14976453

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

Serious and elegant, this mask from Brong Ahafo in Ghana is worn during the yam harvest festival. Godfred France refers to it as the Aziku (celebration) mask and carves it by hand from sese wood and details is with embossed brass and festive colors.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Brown, yellow, red, metallic
  • Materials: Sese wood, brass
  • Decorative
  • Dimensions: 19.8 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2.4 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!'

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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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Features
Color Green Multi
Material Other
Worldstock Country Ghana
Dimensions 19.8 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
Materials Sese wood, brass
Model Number 197611

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