Handmade Brisah Dogon Board African Relief Panel (Ghana) - Brown

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Handmade Brisah Dogon Board African Relief Panel (Ghana) - Brown

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Dogon boards were traditionally placed on doors, and incorporated animal and human symbols to protect the entrance to the home. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in Western Africa. Artisan Issaka Ibrahim presents his interpretation of a Dogon board, incorporating male figures that depict how strong the men are in working to take care of their women, and lizard motifs that symbolize the hope that the Dogon traditions will continue. The artisan names his original relief panel Brisah, which means 'rest' in the Bulsa tongue. The panel's raised motifs are formed from hardened calabash.

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I was born in Accra on August 4, 1974, but learned my art in Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I was taught by Mr. Masawudu. Because I had no sponsorship, I decided to learn to craft masks to earn a living. I work with wood, aluminum, copper, calabash and aluminum; my tools are hammers, chisels, nails, white glue, polish and such.?I like to keep busy and find motivation in educating others about art. In fact, I have taught the craft to others. Although my work has been exhibited in hotels and is prized by my clients, my greatest challenges in life have been financial, and also promoting my art.?I am married, and we have two children. I feel my works are very unique and beautiful, and this has not changed. My dream is to become known as an artist.?It's wonderful to work with Novica, and I want you to know I will create my best designs for you.

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  • Weight:1.7 lbs
  • Dimension: 14.25" H x 8.75" W x 1.2" D
  • Calabash, plywood, charcoal, glue
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item
  • Made in Ghana 
Country of Origin: Ghana


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14.25-inch high x 8.75-inch wide x 1.2-inch diameter
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