Sese Wood 'Protective Motherhood' Ewe Mask (Ghana)

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ITEM#: 13079274

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Product Features :
  • Juliana Akandas carves this piece by hand
  • These protective designs are often placed near a pregnant mother and her newborn child
  • Colorful mask is inspired by the Ewe people of Ghana
  • Features embossed brass, beads and cotton tassels
Story Behind the Art:

Juliana Akandas became interested in Ghanaian carvings while working as a secretary, so she learned woodcarving. 'My favorite is the Akuaba doll. For the Akan people, the doll represents fertility. When given this doll, any woman who cannot have babies is believed likely to get pregnant. You can imagine the joy a child brings to such a woman. The doll is also a symbol of twins, and each receives an Akuaba so that in case one should die, the doll is a remembrance of the dead twin,' she says.

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.

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Ships Carbon Neutral*
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.

Specs

Features
Style Contemporary, Novelty
Material Brass, Wood
Color Pink
Condition New
Country of Origin Ghana
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 14.8 inches H x 9.1 inches W x 4.3 inches D
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • Beautiful Mask
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    This mask is a beautiful color and the details are amazing....A wonderful addition to an already large collection of African Art

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    iloveafricanart Jan 15, 2012

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