Handmade Senufo Legacy African Wood Mask (Ghana) - 6" x 15"

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Handmade Senufo Legacy African Wood Mask (Ghana) - 6" x 15"

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Kobina Asmah celebrates the aesthetic charm of the Senufo people with this handsome mask. Featuring a horned helmet that denotes power, the sese wood mask is adorned with embossed aluminum plates and hand-painted details.


Product Features:

 

  • Dimensions: 15" H x 6" W x 3.1" D
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Colors: Yellow, Multi
  • Materials: Sese wood, Paint, Aluminium
  • Type: Mask
  • For decorative purpose (wall hanging)
  • Care instructions: Clean with a dry cloth
  • Made in Ghana




Story Behind The Art:



I hope the next generation in my family takes interest in this art, wishes to preserve it, and give continuity to what I have started. I did not become interested in art. Rather, it is a talent I was born with as it runs through my family. My father painted, and I also have a flair for drawing and painting. This makes designing masks something that comes naturally to me. Hi, I am Kobina and I was born in Asamankese, Eastern Ghana. I am a hardworking and honest person who loves animals. What I did to hone my skills was to visit art workshops where I could observe artisans busy at work designing masks. I was so eager to learn more, that I got a raw mask and started to make designs on the mask and paint it with acrylic paints. The outcome was very good, and that is how I started in this art form.


I am not a carver, so I count on some people to carve the wood masks and then I create the designs. Since I don't carve myself, I must look for people who are hardworking and committed to their craft, so that whenever they promise to deliver my carvings, they are true to their word and are honest persons. I have been able to train about three people on how to design masks and they have all decided to remain with me after completing their apprenticeship. My favorite thing about this art is designing metals, which are used to decorate the masks in a most artistic form. However, the most challenging aspect has to do with the rising cost of the raw materials. Nature and the documentaries I watch on TV inspire my work. My dream for the future is to be able to expand this venture of mine. I hope the next generation in my family takes interest in this art, wishes to preserve it, and give continuity to what I have started.


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 #
30985516
Material
Aluminum, Wood
Type
Other Decorations
Theme
Abstract, Culture
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Multi, Yellow
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
3.1 In. X 6.0 In. X 15.0 In.
Model Number
194822

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