West African Harvest Festival Wood Mask with Bird

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SKU: 197300
Carved by hand from African sese wood, this handsome mask with a bird on the forehead is a symbol of victory. 'Birds once destroyed the crops, but the Mamprusi people of Northern Ghana have overcome this problem with the help of the gods. Therefore they use this mask to give thanks for a bumper crop. Their harvest celebrations are very important,' says artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He decorates the mask with painted patterns, brass motifs and copper wires.
  • Sese wood, copper and brass
  • 1.19 lbs
  • 19 inches H x 4.7 inches W x 2.4 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Abdul Aziz Mohamadu