From Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso comes this handcrafted African mask, elegantly adorned with embossed brass. Of Akan origin, this mask is found in homes as a reminder to take one's time and be patient in life, 'towo boa se' in the Akan language....more
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
From Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso comes this handcrafted African mask, elegantly adorned with embossed brass. Of Akan origin, this mask is found in homes as a reminder to take one's time and be patient in life, 'towo boa se' in the Akan language.
Colors: Brown, metallic gold
Materials: Sese wood, brass
Dimensions: 10.6 inches high x 4.5 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
Story Behind the Art: Madam Adwoa became involved in handicrafts through her mother, who sold Adinkra symbols and kente cloths. While helping her mother, she began to offer a small number of woodcarvings, which to her surprise sold very well in the market. This inspired Madam Adwoa to pursue woodcarving as a career. After a period of careful instruction, she opened up her own workshop, under the banner, 'God moves in mysterious ways.' Currently Madam Adwoa heads a team of fifteen artisans in her workshop.
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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10.6 inches high x 4.5 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
Sese wood and brass
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The price should be lowered, the brightness of the product should be enhanced, and the materials used to create this piece should be of greater quality. Thus, overall, this product has a chic carved design. But, it lacks vibrancy and luxurious appeal. Additionally, the mask doesn’t have a hook on the back for hanging, how disappointing! In a nutshell, this piece gets only 2 STARS!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Unfortunately, the color of this mask onsite is a lot brighter than the actual product! More importantly, the wood is a dry dull color and the brass is extremely faint looking. In fact, the wood lacks shine and the brass is actually a silver (grayish) color.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I would have to say that the quality of this product is fair (2 Stars). It doesn't appear to be extremely cheap; yet, it definitely doesn't have an expensive appeal.
How accurate was the sizing? The sizing is acurate (4 Stars)
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