This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- A gentle rounded shape projects the visage of an intrepid character on this sese wood mask
- Decorative accessory is entitled 'Nkunium,' meaning 'to suceed'
- Mask provides an ambiance of success wherever it is placed
- Traditional African patterns are embossed onto the metal plates gracing the forehead and cheeks, adding an unforgettable accent
Daniel Nyadedzor has been featured in the San Antonio Express News. 'In 1996, after finishing school and a year's national service, I decided to help my brother who was a carver and had his own shop. We work with a type of hardwood known as sese
for carving the masks. There are about twenty people working with us, most of them apprentices. The nature of our work involves the chipping of wood to get a desired figure or shape. It is polished and sandpapered for a smooth and quality object. Red and black emulsion paint is then used for the finish. The image is first sketched on paper though sometimes, our customers also come up with interesting ideas, too. Our products are always given the antique finishing, which our customers especially love, and their kind remarks and comments spur us on to do better.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
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 of the order date.