Boule Sese Wood and Brass Mask , Handmade in Ghana

by African Creations
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ITEM#: 914194

Add a dramatic touch to your decor with this striking mask, handcrafted by artisans in the small tribal village of Foase in Ghana. The beautiful mask is carved from Boule Sese wood, and then embellished with intricately detailed brass accents. The stirring mask hangs easily from the loop attached to the back, making it the perfect way to add an exotic touch to your home.


Details:
  • Mask
  • From Ghana
  • Worldstock Item
  • Boule sese wood and brass
  • Approximately 10 inches long x 6 inches wide 

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.

What is Worldstock?

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*
Imported



Specs

Features
Material Brass, Wood
Color Brown
Condition New
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 10 inches long x 6 inches wide
Model Number AC051
Country of Origin Ghana
  • Excellent
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    I love the color of the wood and the brass is a nice touch. The detail of the mask is beautiful. This is the first mask I have bought with brass and I would purchase another.

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  • one of my favorite pieces!
    Verified Purchase

    The detail, size, and exagerated features on this piece, make it one of thee favorite mask that I currently have in my collection. It's easily worth the money. I only wish overtock.com carried thousands' of mask, of this caliber.

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  • Good purchase
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    I am happy about this purchase. The mask has a primitive, authentic look and will go great in my son's African decor bedroom. I bought three different masks from this site and they were each similarly priced. This mask was the smallest by far. The photos of the three masks would make one think that they are all about the same size, so read the dimensions carefully. This mask is much smaller for the same price, so I do regret not getting a larger one in its place. The workmanship is primitive, but that is what you would expect for this piece.

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  • Not as Pictured. Poor Quality.
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    The picture shows some details that are missing from the received item. The quality is rather poor. I have ordered another mask which was simply wonderful. This one is the opposite. I guess the masks are made by different people and thus their quality can vary.

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  • Ghanian mask
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    Lovely wood and brass mask handcrafted and reasonably priced

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  • color not what i expected
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    I ordered a few of these Ghana masks and this is my least favorite, probably because the color looks nothing like the picture. The picture looks brown, which I've looked at on 3 different monitors to make sure I'm not crazy. The mask that came is black.. As in dark black. I ordered 4 different masks anticipating a certain color scheme and this one really isn't what I expected, whereas the others are very nice. It feels well made, but looks cheap.. It looks like someone spray painted a piece of wood and place tin and copper strips on the front of it. The other masks I ordered are great, look true to the culture, but this one really bums me out.. I'll have to get them on the wall to see if it looks ok with the other 3, but at this point I would steer clear of this one.

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  • Boule Sese Wood, Brass Mask (Ghana)
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    I absolutely love this mask. Be advised that the metal portion is a much lighter color than depicted in the photo; however, it suits the mask perfectly. A very nice addition to my mask collection. I would definitely recommend this product. Way to go overstock.

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  • Boule Sese Wood, Brass Mask (Ghana)
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    The photo really doesn't do this mask justice. The finish has a linen-ish texture which is emphasized if you rub it with a little lemon oil. The metal on the forehead is primarily silver. The mask in the photo has a much flatter profile. The one that I received is 4.5 inches deep at the forehead, or 4 inches from the wall to the deepest part of the nose. It was packed very well, and sent really quickly, and I love it. Thanks again, Overstock!

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  • Good Product.
    Verified Purchase

    This experience was a good one and the mask works great with other products in my collection. Thank you.

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  • Gorgeous Mask
    Verified Purchase

    This really is a beautiful piece. The workmanship is lovely and the attention to detail is impressive. I love the fact that Overstock provides this Worldstock service and we can directly support these talented artists. Would not hesitate to buy again.

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  • Not as Pictured. Poor Quality.
    Verified Purchase

    The picture shows some details that are missing from the received item. The quality is rather poor. I have ordered another mask which was simply wonderful. This one is the opposite. I guess the masks are made by different people and thus their quality can vary.

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  • one of my favorite pieces!
    Verified Purchase

    The detail, size, and exagerated features on this piece, make it one of thee favorite mask that I currently have in my collection. It's easily worth the money. I only wish overtock.com carried thousands' of mask, of this caliber.

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  • Fantastc
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    I was very happy with this purchase. It is worth more than I paid and added to my collection.

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  • heavy construction
    Verified Purchase

    a very nice piece to add to my son's collection

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  • Collector
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    I am a collector of sorts and I really like this mask. I needed one this shape and size, and it worked to fill the spot.

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  • New house purchase
    Verified Purchase

    Looks great in my new home

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  • Mrs. Janet Devereaux
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    Many compliments, still adorns my wall. Love it

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  • LBlack
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    Nice to have in the house!

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  • bbc
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    very nice mask. Great color and size

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  • very nicely done art mask
    Verified Purchase

    nice quality mask ,I have bought others and all are of good quality.

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  • Excellent
    Verified Purchase

    I love the color of the wood and the brass is a nice touch. The detail of the mask is beautiful. This is the first mask I have bought with brass and I would purchase another.

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  • Gos well with a safari theme
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    This mask lends itself well to a safari theme, although the metal work could have been located so as not to partially coved the eyes. If you don't stand real close, you probably won't notice it !!

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      love masks

    • A:

      Because I am attempting to buy a house and I wanted to use it for a house warming gift for my wife. It seemed very appropriate for our new art scheme.

    • A:

      love the art

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