ITEM#: 13963620This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Victor Yao Delanyo honors the art of the Ewe people of Ghana with a set of four hand-carved sese wood mask ornaments. The ornaments hang from leather loops and feature embossed brass plates and hand-painted details.
- Colors: Brown, gold
- Materials: Sese wood, leather, brass
- Largest ornament dimensions: 5.5 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.2 inches wide
- Smallest ornament dimensions: 4.7 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.6 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.'
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.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
|Material||Brass Leather Wood|
|Season or Holiday||Christmas|
|Dimensions||Large (2): 5.5 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.2 inches wide; Small (2): 4.7 inches high x 2.8 inches long x 1.6 inches wide|
|Materials||Sese wood, leather, brass|
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