Victor Yao Delanyo celebrates the art of the Ewe people of Ghana with an assortment of hand-carved sese wood masks. Two feature embossed brass plates to resemble tribal scarifications, and two are painted by hand. The ornaments hang from leather hoops.
Sese wood, leather, brass, aluminum
Medium (2): 4.7 inches H x 3.2 inches W x 2 inches D
Small (2): 5.5 inches H x 2.8 inches W x 1.6 inches D
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.