Akwapim King Ghanaian Wood Mask - Ghana

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Akwapim King Ghanaian Wood Mask - Ghana

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Sober yet elegant, this handsome mask depicts a king among Ghana's Akwapim people. Intricate brass repoussé on his cheeks emulates ritual scarification. This beautiful piece comes from George Asante's talent and expertise.

Product Features:

  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Dimension: 19.25" H x 5.5" W x 2.4" D
  • Color : Brown
  • Material : Sese wood and brass
  • Made in Ghana.


Story Behind the Art: 

By the time he graduated, Asante had become the real artist he always knew he was. George Asante was born in 1963 in a suburb of Accra. In 1982 – just one year after leaving high school – he sojourned in the Republic of Nigeria for some four years, coming back to Ghana in 1986 to invest a little capital he had accumulated while there.

After a while, convinced that better fortunes awaited him in life ahead, he turned to wood and the talent of carvers in the Akuapim hills. In 1990 he settled there to begin training as a carver. By the time he graduated, Asante had become the real artist he always knew he was. Four years of careful training had not been undertaken for common standards. Not only did Asante's background knowledge of woodwork help him, but an inbred acumen contrived to bring to the surface a reckonable and talented carver.

Asante, who is married and shares three sweet children with his wife, believes in the strengths and aesthetic values of the woods that he and other colleagues transform into works of art. For good reason, he works out many different forms from these materials – sese wood, cedar wood and twenenboa wood in particular.

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. 

Country of Origin: Ghana

Specifications

Item #
28434604
Material
Suar Wood
Color
Brown
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Model Number
122531

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