African wood mask

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SKU: 203562
Samuel Okyere replicates the Akuaba (fertility) mask of the Akan people with impressive detail. He carves the mask by hand from sese wood and includes a doll as part of the headdress. Adorned with embossed aluminum plates and painted details, the mask is finished with clay to achieve an aged finish. According to longstanding traditions, a couple unable to conceive would bring a similar mask to the fetish priest. Once he prayed to the spirits he would return the mask to the couple to take home.
  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 1.41 lbs
  • 19.8 inches H x 6 inches W x 2.4 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Samuel Okyere