Add an exotic, native look to your home when you decorate with a sese wood African tribal mask from Ghana. You can choose from four different masks, each symbolizing a different tribal quality and purpose such as good luck or intelligence....more
Aside from their home decor uses, these African masks are also dramatic symbolic expressions of messages and guiding principles. These beautiful tribal masks are crafted of Sese wood.
These messages and principles act as a fabric for the peaceful existence of the tribe or the society as a whole
Each African Mask piece is designed to accentuate a particular traditional stature and purpose
Materials: Sese wood, native to Ghana
Dimensions: 25 inches high x 8 inches wide
The Dagomba Tribal Mask, symbolizes good luck, it is a spiritual mask
The Baule Mask is a symbol of intelligence
The Bundu Mask represents courage and protection in time of fear
The Bakota Mask has the significance of Kingship, a ceremonial tribal mask representing the longevity and reign of the King
Story Behind the Art: Akwasi Agyeman was born into a family of 12 children in the small tribal village of Foase in Ghana, West Africa. The family was so poor that Akwasi was limited to only a 7th grade education in order to help his father farm to feed the family. In 7th grade his teacher asked each of them to make something for art class. Akwasi produced a fertility doll as his project and amazed the teacher. After ten years and with the help of Fair trade Akwasi is now married with two handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small three bedroom house for his family. Akwasi and his fellow artisans hope you enjoy their work.
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 compu
I received the Bundu mask today, and overall it's pretty cool. The colors are not as vibrant as they appear in the picture, but it still looks good. There is nothing on the back to hang it with, so you will have to add that yourself.
It has become, far and away, my favorite mask in my colllection. It is of first rate craftsmanship and the colors (actually gray and red) are in outstanding combination. Oh, I should have mentioned, I got the one with the forked tongue. You do the same and you will be extremely pleased.
P.S. A friend of mine saw this in my house and he ordered one for his house - I hate him.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No; however, it was even prettier, as delivered
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Absolutely first rate quality.
How accurate was the sizing? It was much larger than I expected. It is huge.
I ordered the Dragomba Mask from overstock. it arrived in two days and I am very impressed by its look. I put it with my other masks and it changed the look of the entire wall. Good size and had a strong presence. It catches the eyes as soon as you enter the room. I am very pleased with the product and want to thank the artisan for this beautiful artifact.
My decore is red and black and I was excited to find mask that I hoped would compliment that color scheme. I was some what disappointed to find that a mask that was pictured as mostly black had almost no black on it at all. The pieces have no sheen to them either. They are more of a matted look and definately hand carved. My family feels that the lack of sheen actually makes them look more authentic so I hung them and have been surprised by the compliments I received on the pieces.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? no
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I was expecting a more finished looking product with more of a sheen to them
How accurate was the sizing? size matched description
First, I want to say that the advertising of the masks was misleading, it says a "Set of four Symbolic Sese Wood African Tribal Mask (Ghana)". I noticed since I purchased my masks, a correction has been made. I made an order for the Dagomba and Boule Sese wood, the Dagomba came but the Boule wood did not. I was sent the Boule Sese wood brass mask by mistake. The Dagomba mask color is not true to the photo, it is much lighter. One side of the bottom mask does not sit flush to the wall, which causes a problem. Although, I was sent the wrong Boule Sese mask, I like the brass version. After receiving the Dagomba Sese mask and the color was not true to the photo, I am satisfied with the Boule Sese brass mask. I will review the Boule Sese brass mask, it sits flushed to the wall with no problem, the coloring is different, it is darker than pictured. If you collect african masks, this will be a nice addition to your collection. I gave this an average rating because the color of the Dagomba mask does not match, and it does not sit flush to the wall.
Although a mistake was made, I would give the Boule Sese wood brass mask an excellent, because it is a nice piece of artwork.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No, the color on-site is richer than the actual product.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the product is okay, they are made of pretty good wood.
This is a very large mask; pay attention to the sizing. It is very beautiful, however, the vibrant colors displayed on the product page is not what is actually on the mask. I received subdued colors, very pretty indeed, but not quite as pictured.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No, colors much more pale.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
so, you get 3 of 4? To which brings me to my next question- what, then, is the purpose of picking 1? Does that mean the other 2 are randomly selected? lol sorry, I'm very interested in adding the group to my building collection, though, now I am confused...d00neym0nr0e on Apr 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry. I am very sorry for the misleading information that has been provided and we are getting it fixed as we speak. This is not a set. It is for one mask only. If the mask is not in the drop down box, it isn't available.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 19, 2013
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