"Why did you choose this product?"
This handcrafted wooden mask is used by natives during ceremonial tribal rituals. This particular mask is worn by young men being groomed to one day be the tribal king. It is believed to infuse the wearer with strength and wisdom. Order yours today at our affordable online price.
The Story Behind the Product
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. Akwasi knew then he had a natural talent for carving. 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 computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
Ships Carbon Neutral*
|Style||Classic, Novelty, Transitional, Vintage|
|Country of Origin||Ghana|
|Dimensions||14 x 3 x 7 in.|
|Country of Origin||Ghana|
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What a rich addition to my new home.Read More
The Mask is lighter in person but is amazing craving detail and makes a great all piece.Read More
This is a wooden carving of a king of an African tribe. The carving is excellent and without frills. However, the product sent to me does not correspond to the picture on the web site. I like it anyway.Read More
Got two of these for someone who spent three years on and off in Ghana for Peace Corps, loves the place. Since no two are said to be alike, I assumed they would be different. They are identical for all practical purposes. And note that in image they seem darkish; but, the are a pale grey, somewhat disappointing as the facial features come off blurred.Read More
I like this mask but it's not as grayish as it looks, more of a beige and light gray.Read More
Wow! The picture of this mask does it no justice. It is beautiful! I am so impressed with the quality at such a great price. And it is so good to know that the makers of these goods are being paid fairly. I highly recommend this product.Read More
To me this mask is ugly in person. It is frighten me and Halloween is not here yet. My friend loved it. I quickly gave it to him.Read More
This is a substantial piece of art. The detail is amazing. Like the previous reviewer, I too used a Q-tip and oil to highlight the eyelashes and eyebrows (thanks for the tip). The mask has a good weight on it so make sure you hang it securely. A good buy.Read More
This mask did not fit in with my African mask collection. It was poorly carved and I just did not like. My boyfriend saw it and loved it. Of course I gave it to him. Just happy he found a home.Read More
The mask I received is carved slightly different than the photos (mostly the mouth and nose), and the colors are a bit different (the blueish color on the eye lids, and brows, is more of a charcoal color, and the hair area is also painted charcoal). It is fairly heavy and thick. Overall I am happy with the purchase and it works well for my needs.Read More
Questions & Answers
Asante Hand-Crafted Wooden African Art is amazing
"is it possible to mount the mask on a stand of some kind for a table top. is there a picture of the back of the mask?"
Hello rtbird, unfortunately, the images provided are the only ones that we have available to us. Because this item is a bask, it has an indented back. Thank you for shopping with us!
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