Handmade Great Knowledge Akan Wood Mask (Ghana) - 6.75" x 18"

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Handmade Great Knowledge Akan Wood Mask (Ghana) - 6.75" x 18"

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Beautiful in its symmetry, this mask reveals geometric motifs carved into its smooth surface.Named Nimdee (knowledge), it comes from Ghana's Akan tribe. Such masks - this one by Walter Kuma - are given to highly educated people.
 


Product Features:


  • Dimensions: 18" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs
  • Colors: Brown, Black
  • Materials: Sese wood, Mansion polish, Dark tan polish
  • Wall adornment
  • Made in Ghana
     


Story Behind The Art:


Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance. My name is Walter Kuma, and I was born in Ghana on October 22, 1981. I got interested in Ghanaian and African carvings when I was a child, because they have been an important art form for many generations. Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance. So when I finished middle school I chose to learn the trade, and I was apprenticed to Mr. Kofi Adjei.


 

Now I have my own workshop, where I design and carve the things I like. I also have three young apprentices learning the trade. I carve different masks that represent the value of the family, unity and our ancestors. African masks have a strong social, ethnic, historic and symbolic meaning. I have not attended any exhibitions personally, but the people that have bought my work have exhibited in their galleries or take them to different African-theme exhibitions.


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 #
30916510
Material
Wood
Type
Other Decorations
Theme
Geometric
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Black, Brown
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
3.5 In. X 6.75 In. X 18.0 In.
Model Number
117799

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