Handcrafted Wood 'Senufo Purification' African Mask (Ghana)by Novica
ITEM#: 13550709This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This mask is used by the Senufo people of Cote d'Ivoire during purification rituals for their chieftains' thrones. Godfred France carves this beautiful mask replica by hand and adorns it with polished brass, pebbles, and colorful recycled glass beads.
- Materials: Sese wood, brass and recycled glass beads
- Color: Dark brown, red, green, yellow
- Dimensions: 16.1 inches high x 6.3 inches wide x 3.9 inches deep
Story Behind the Art:
As a child, Godfred France used to make boats with worn-out metal utensils, which he'd float in water. 'Due to financial constraints, my parents could not further my education and so I had to drop out of school and join my uncle, who was a wood carver Thanks to the woodcarving, I've been able to educate my four children and I know that with constant sales, I'll be able to give them a brighter future than I had. This motivates me to wake up each day to carve!'
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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|Worldstock Country||Ghana, South Africa|
|Dimensions||16.1 inches high x 6.3 inches wide x 3.9 inches deep|
|Country of Origin||Ghana|
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