Bakota Black Brass and Wood Artisanal Bird Mask Handmade in , Handmade in Ghana

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ITEM#: 946018

Celebrate your eclectic style with this handmade Ghanaianbird mask.

This artfully detailed piece is a replica of the traditionalmasks used by natives during spiritual ceremonies. Ghanaiansbelieve the bird spirit brings alertness and wisdom to the tribe.This unique wall hanging makes a great conversation piece for yourhome.

The Story Behind the Product

Akwasi Agyeman was born into a family of 12 children in thesmall tribal village of Foase in Ghana, West Africa. The family wasso poor that Akwasi was limited to only a 7th grade education inorder to help his father farm to feed the family. In 7th grade histeacher asked each of them to make something for art class. Akwasiproduced a Fertility Doll as his project and amazed the teacher.Akwasi knew then he had a natural talent for carving. After tenyears and with the help of Fair trade Akwasi is now married withtwo handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small threebedroom house for his family. Akwasi and his fellow artisans hopeyou enjoy their work.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations incolor, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slightdifferences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occurbetween this product and your computer screen.

Ships Carbon Neutral*

Ships Carbon Neutral*


Material Metal, Wood
Color Black
Condition New
Country of Origin Ghana
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 4 in. x 10 in. x 10 in.
Warranty None
Model Number AC028-B
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • Most Helpful

  • Great mask
    Verified Purchase

    This mask looks great in person, but the colors are very different than the stock photos. The red is not nearly that bright, but darker and more brownish. The "ring" area around the mask is a flat black color. The main body is a lighter brown color and not that dark "wedge" brown as shown in the photo. The actual carvings are less detailed than depicted. The "ring" around the mask has straight lines carved in it, whereas the photo appears to have a more intricate pattern. The detail of the head piece and nose, is much nicer, and better tooled, than what you will receive. I would have preferred getting those extra carved details you see in the photos. With all that said, I do however, like this mask quite a bit. The shape is great and it works well for what I needed......oh and the price is unbeatable.

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    tonyd3f0 Jan 26, 2015
  • Tacky in Person
    Verified Purchase

    In the photos this item has a worn, weathered, authentic look. The mask I received looked brand new, glossy, and strangest of all, something in the manufacturing process clearly uses newspaper, as the mask is covered in faint newsprint ... not exactly the authentic tribal look I was going for.

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    ryanmw Oct 18, 2013
  • Se-Se is so-so
    Verified Purchase

    A very average piece. Average design, average workmanship and average appeal. Keep looking and you'll find better

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    danladi Dec 6, 2012
  • Bakota Brass Bird Mask (Ghana)
    Verified Purchase

    I just received this mask and it's absolutely stunning! It fits in perfectly with my collection of mask on my exposed brick wall. I actually think it looks even better in person.

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    ben4unyc Aug 7, 2010
  • Most Recent

  • ok product
    Verified Purchase

    it is not what it look like as on the web it is not metal it is all wood it has no color to it at all but i decided to keep it anyway.

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    crazy84goose Dec 25, 2015
  • good
    Verified Purchase

    All I can say is the best

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    emoreles Nov 19, 2015
  • Beautiful!
    Verified Purchase

    This item is true to the photo, if not better. Very lightweight, maybe 1 LB. Absolutely gorgeous. I *just* received it two days ago, so have not yet hung it, but I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase!!! Stellar.

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    misspoco Aug 3, 2014
  • Nice mask.
    Verified Purchase

    The size on mark. The color a bit dull but overall it is a good mask.

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    ginfreeze Apr 16, 2014
  • Beautiful
    Verified Purchase

    This is a beautiful mask. The wood has a great red tone to it and looks rich. The workmanship is superb simple.

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    pwashington1 Jul 3, 2013

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      Want it for a wall of African masks

    • A:

      Same reason as other mask.

    • A:

      to go with the rest of my collection.

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Our standard shipping method is ground shipping. We also offer expedited shipping for most items. Your final shipping cost and estimated delivery timeframe will be available at checkout.
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This product is not yet released, and is expected to ship on Sep. 26, 2005.

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** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.