Set of 4 Sese Wood 'Celebration Masks' Ornaments (Ghana)

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Victor Yao Delanyo celebrates the art of the Ewe people of Ghana with an assortment of four hand-carved sese wood mask ornaments. Two of the ornaments feature embossed brass plates to resemble tribal scarifications and two are painted by hand.

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ITEM#: 13963593

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

Victor Yao Delanyo celebrates the art of the Ewe people of Ghana with an assortment of four hand-carved sese wood mask ornaments. Two of the ornaments feature embossed brass plates to resemble tribal scarifications and two are painted by hand.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Red, brown, yellow
  • Materials: Sese wood with leather trim
  • Set of four ornaments
  • Largest ornament dimensions: 5.5 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.6 inches wide
  • Smallest ornament dimensions: 4.7 inches high x 3.2 inches long x 2 inches wide

Story Behind the Art:
Ghanaian artisan Victor Yao Delanyo was unable to study beyond elementary school due to financial difficulties. 'I joined my brother-in-law who was a master carver, specializing in traditional African objects. Since 1999, I've worked independently with ten experienced carvers. We use a hardwood known as sese for carving our masks. We use sandpaper and polish to achieve a smooth object of good quality. I use paint, metal plates and sometimes clay to decorate and preserve our works.'

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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 Multi
Style Contemporary
Material Wood
Type Ornaments
Gender Unisex
Worldstock Country Ghana
Accent Type Ornaments
Occasion Christmas
Season or Holiday Christmas
Dimensions Large: 5.5 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.6 inches wide; Small: 4.7 inches high x 3.2 inches long x 2 inches wide
Materials Sese wood with leather trim
Model Number 158953

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