In this original design by Christopher Nyasafo of Ghana, he depicts a mask styled after young northern Ghanaian women when they are dressed for their wedding ceremonies. The elongated mask is carved by hand from native sese wood and painted in light blue, off-white and orange. The slender visage is adorned with red cotton twine earrings.
Sese wood, cotton
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.