Handmade Saving Ghanaian Wood Mask (Ghana) - 5.5" x 19.75"

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Handmade Saving Ghanaian Wood Mask (Ghana) - 5.5" x 19.75"

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. A stylized face gazes into the distance as though dreaming. Named Susu - Saving in the Ga language, this bold mask attests to Walter Kuma's carving skills.

Product Features:


  • Dimensions: 19.75" H x 5.5" W x 2.8" D
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • Colors: Black, Multi
  • Materials: Sese wood, Paint, Sand paper
  • Type: Mask
  • Meant to be used as room decor (Wall hanging).
  • Hand-made item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 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


Item #
Paper, Wood
Other Decorations
Abstract, Culture
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Black, Multi
Product Features
2.8 In. X 5.5 In. X 19.75 In.
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