Sese Wood 'Boys to Men' Mask (Ghana)

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ITEM# 13061329
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    ITEM#: 13061329

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

    Handmade by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, the youthful mask receives applications of brass repousse on each cheek. This beautiful wall mask is carved from sese wood.

    Product Features:
    • Nigerian boys wear this mask during initiation rites
    • Brass repousse on each cheek
    • Carved by hand from local sese wood
    • Measures 13.8 inches high x 5.5 inches wide x 61 mm deep

    Story Behind the Art:
    'I always knew I wanted to paint, but I wasn't sure I could make a living out of it, so I thought I should look into other fields too,' recalls Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. 'I observed master carver Musa at his workshop for a period of time, then I picked a log of wood and started carving out a mask as I had observed him doing. This surprised Musa and he was willing to help me perfect the skill. I developed a love for this new skill, and that?s how I eventually became a master carver too!'

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan talent will produce product variations in color, size and design. Please note, this item may present color differences between the actual product and your computer screen. If buying two of the same items, slight differences will occur from piece to piece.

    Imported


    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 of the order date.

    Specs

    Features
    Style Contemporary, Novelty, Other
    Material Brass, Wood
    Worldstock Country Ghana
    Color Black
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions 13.8 inches H x 5.5 inches W x 61 mm D
    Country of Origin Ghana

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    • The mask was gorgeous and my friend loved it
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      I'm so glad Overstock.com carried masks. It was the perfect gift and all the information provided online about the mask helped me select the right one. Then I saw is was mailed in cooperation wiht the National Geographic, that seemed to increase the authenticity of the mask. Thank you !

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