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  • Preowned Traditional Primitive Tribal Art Bakota Reliquary Figure From Gabon, Africa
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    Preowned Traditional Primitive Tribal Art Bakota Reliquary Figure From Gabon, Africa
    Traditional Bakota Reliquary Guardian Figure From The Kota People (Mahongwe Tribe), Gabon Africa Probably Dates From The Early 20Th Century Or Is Possibly Older. It Is Difficult To Ascribe A Specific Date To These Reliquary Masks. However, Authenticity Is More Important Than Age, And The Fact That Objects Show Tribal Use And Purpose And Were Not Made To Sell.The Mahongwe Constitute The Northern Branch Of The Kota Peoples. They Live In The Extreme Northeast Of Gabon Near The Republic Of The Congo Border. Numbering Between 3,000 And 5,000 Individuals, They Have Long Remained Apart Owing To Their Obstinate Resistance To The Penetration Of French Administration.Reliquary Guardian Figure, Koto People (Mahongwe).The Mahongwe Practice An Ancestor Cult (Bwiti Or Bwete) That Was At The Center Of A System Of Beliefs And Rites And Ancestor Worship Formed The Core Of The Family Group’S Religious And Social Life. Fearful Of The Deceased The Mahongwe Showed Particular Devotion To Relics Of Important Ancestors Of The Lineage, Guarantors For The Protection And Survival Of The Group. At The Death Of A Chief, The Initiates Would Take From The Body Of The Deceased Various Relics, Which Then Decorated With Metal And Rubbed With Powders Of Multiple Magical Powers. These Relics, Augmented By Some “Charms” And Other Power Substances, Were Kept In Woven Rattan Baskets Upon Which Were Arranged Reliquary Figures In Wood Plated With Thin Copper Or Brass Strips, Plates Of Wire. Bokata Figure Is Part Of A Formidable Collection Of African Art By An International Collector Now Residing In Miami. Measures: 9 1/2" Wide X 4 3/4" Deep X 21" High.
  • NOVICA African Tribal Mask
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    NOVICA African Tribal Mask
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    The Wangara people of Mali and Nigeria reserve the Zebu ( rich ) mask to celebrate the birth of baby. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu hand-carves this admirable African rubberwood replica and decorates it with bright copper wire and aluminum plates.
  • NOVICA Hand Carved African Decorative Lidded Wood Bowl
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    NOVICA Hand Carved African Decorative Lidded Wood Bowl
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    Artisan Prince Amartey of Ghana crafts a unique decorative accent in the form of a lidded bowl. The vessel is carved by hand from native sese wood and accented with etched designs around the perimeter. The artisan names his creation Kitase after a town near Aburi in Ghana.
  • Assorted African Baskets - Set of 4
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    Assorted African Baskets - Set of 4
    Details: Set of 4 beautiful and versatile African baskets. The set includes a) 1 woven plate in a rich yet soft brown featuring an ecru star pattern. b) An oval woven tray with a smooth wooden center sewn together with black threads. c) A medium lidded basket made from woven raffia and needles in a black, gold and ecru color scheme. d) Small lidded tightly woven basket in a soft terra cotta and ecru color way. This collection makes a wonderful statement placed all together or pieced individually! Dimensions: a) 10.25"diameter x 1.75"d b) 9.5"l x 7.5"w c) 5.5"h x 4"w d) 4.5"h x 3.5"w Condition: All in wonderful condition, however, the small lidded basket has a slight dark smudge on the top.
  • Vintage African Fertility Wood Carving
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    Vintage African Fertility Wood Carving
    This listing is an amazing, stylistic carved wood African Fertility Goddess Statue. She is adorned with chased metal plates covering her surfaces, puka shells and coral colored tassels (one tassel is missing).
  • NOVICA Original African Wood Mask Carved by Hand
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    NOVICA Original African Wood Mask Carved by Hand
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    The Kekewa mask portrays the original artistry of Ghana's Ali Mohammed. Meaning beauty in the Hausa language the sese wood mask is carved by hand and painted brown with yellow red white green and black details. Ornately embossed aluminum plates adorn the forehead and cheeks.
  • French Cavalrymen with Dogs - A Pair
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    French Cavalrymen with Dogs - A Pair
    Two lithographs from Croquis de Cavalerie, printed in Paris by Firmin Didot in 1893. Each sheet is signed in the stone by L. Vallet who, prior to becoming an artist, was himself a member of the French cavalry. Sheets, 10"W x 13"H. One plate is a junior officer of the African Legion, and the other a junior officer of the Cossacks.
  • NOVICA Wood and Aluminum African Wall Mask with Giraffes from Ghana
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    NOVICA Wood and Aluminum African Wall Mask with Giraffes from Ghana
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    Carved by hand from sese wood and covered with embossed aluminum plate this African mask is crafted by Ghanaian artisan Ralph Kwasi Agudze. Featuring a black and red two-tone palette the aluminum plate depicts giraffes and birds - a vibrant scene from the animal kingdom.
  • NOVICA African wood mask
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    NOVICA African wood mask
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    Alive with the face of wisdom this banda mask traditionally makes its appearance during Ghana's tribal durbars. At a certain point in the celebrations the chief's linguist lifts the banda mask to signal peace. Robert Nortey makes a detail replica of the legendary mask. He carves the mask by hand of sese wood and adorns it with brass and aluminum embossed plates that resemble tribal scarrings.
  • Bend Goods Bend Basket - 22"
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    Bend Goods Bend Basket - 22"
    Bend Wire Baskets give you all the function and versatility of the African market baskets they are inspired by. As with the rest of the goods, these wire accessories also maintain their strong sense of color and detail adding personality to any modern home or modern office. Material: Hot-dip galvanized iron to prevent rust, powder coated finish, wire basket. Metal plate products are indoor only. Made in the USA.
  • NOVICA Handcrafted African Ghanaian Wood Mask
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    NOVICA Handcrafted African Ghanaian Wood Mask
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    This bright and colorful mask celebrates the start of the Homowo Festival of Ghana's Ga people. According to custom long ago people were starving due to a lack of rain and no harvest. Eventually the rains returned and Homowo (from homo meaning hunger and wo meaning sleep) celebrates the end of the draught. The mask also celebrates the births of twins believed to augur good fortunes. Sefah Mohammed honors this legendary tradition with a sese wood replica painted black green and yellow. It is adorned with embossed aluminum plates and glistening glass beads. Clay is used to give the mask an antique appearance.
  • Bend Goods Bend Basket - 18"
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    Bend Goods Bend Basket - 18"
    Bend Wire Baskets give you all the function and versatility of the African market baskets they are inspired by. As with the rest of the goods, these wire accessories also maintain their strong sense of color and detail adding personality to any modern home or modern office. Material: Hot-dip galvanized iron to prevent rust, powder coated finish, wire basket. Metal plate products are indoor only. Made in the USA.
  • NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    Crafted by hand this decorative bowl makes a great catch-all for small items. Abdul Salami Amadu works in African sese wood painting the sleek contours by hand. Beneath a border of tribal motifs an elephant and an antelope roam. The artisan names this design Hewale Koolo a Ga word meaning strong animals.
  • African Hut Wood Blocks - Pair
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    African Hut Wood Blocks - Pair
    Pair of woodcut plates of African landscapes that are ready to hang! 12 x 5.5" & 9.5 x 6"
  • NOVICA Hand Carved Traditional African Wooden Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Hand Carved Traditional African Wooden Mask from Ghana
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    Victor Dushie creates this authentic African wood mask named It's All Done or Ewoevor in the Ewe language. He hand carves the mask from sese wood with intricate detail using aluminum plate to add a unique texture finishing the mask by painting it with bright bold colors that match the vibrant culture of the West African people.
  • NOVICA Giraffes and Bird on African Wall Mask Hand Carved Wood Art
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    NOVICA Giraffes and Bird on African Wall Mask Hand Carved Wood Art
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    This wall mask designed by Awudu Saaed is a celebration of West Africa's rich fauna. Above the eyes giraffes stand tall against a sky-blue backdrop while a parrot flies between them unto the mask's nose. Saaed carves the sese wood mask by hand and adorns it with embossed aluminum plates and hand-painted details.
  • NOVICA Handcrafted African Wood Mask
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    NOVICA Handcrafted African Wood Mask
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    His heavy lids close tricking the casual observer into assuming lethargy as he pauses in a moment of deliberate thought. His knowledge radiates from his introspective countenance in the form of sunrays. Daniel Nyadedzor carves an appealing rotund design accentuated by elaborate West African motifs. Infused with the wisdom of the ancestors this mask brings profound insight to any setting. Sese a wood native to West Africa is patiently hand-carved and sanded to achieve the desired form. The piece is then masterfully adorned with emulsion and aluminum plates. Nyadedzor applies a thin coat of white clay to lend it an antique appearance.
  • NOVICA Dan wood mask
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    NOVICA Dan wood mask
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    This enchanting piece by Ernestina Oppong is adapted from a traditional design of the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire. Ancient masks of this type were worn on various occasions especially used for dancing during festivals and ceremonies. Generally adorned with metal plates on the cheeks and beautiful African symbols the piece features a horn arching high above its head. Hewn from sese wood and painted with blue white and cream emulsion paints it makes a wonderful addition to the home collection.
  • NOVICA African Decorative Bowl
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    NOVICA African Decorative Bowl
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    Portrayed in silhouette three traditional homes symbolize a West African village. Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso present a decorative bowl with Ghanaian heritage. Carved from native sese wood its motifs are etched by hand into the dark wood.
  • NOVICA Original Recycled Metal Drummer Sculpture Made in Africa
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    NOVICA Original Recycled Metal Drummer Sculpture Made in Africa
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    A stylized representation of a man from the Ibo culture methodically beats out mesmerizing rhythms on his drum in this sculpture by Kola Ogunsunlade Joseph. He is performing during a performance of Atilogun dancers in Iboland Nigeria. Taking an average of four days to create each sculpture Kola carefully assembles pre-prepared metal plates and objects he has found and welds them with arc welding materials. An application of a clear varnish protects the piece and adds a gleaming elegant finish. Care instructions: Dust with a soft dry cloth or compressed air canister.
  • NOVICA Wood Centerpiece Hand Carved in Africa
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    NOVICA Wood Centerpiece Hand Carved in Africa
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    Masterfully crafted from sese wood this centerpiece can do double duty as a handsome catchall. Abdulai Osman Adam encircles it with black and white motifs etched by hand onto the decorative bowl. He names this design Asanka a utensil commonly used in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
  • NOVICA Hand Carved African Sese Wood Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Hand Carved African Sese Wood Mask from Ghana
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    From Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu comes this fearsome mask that is designed to resemble the mask of a Zulu warrior. Hand-carved from sese wood the brown mask is embellished by engraved aluminum plates and copper wire designs.
  • NOVICA Multicolored Hand Carved African Wood Wall Mask with Doves
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    NOVICA Multicolored Hand Carved African Wood Wall Mask with Doves
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    Protruding wooden eyes and an open mouth mesmerize those who look upon this original mask by Ghana's Ibrahim Seyeed. Crowned with two doves perched upon its head this entrancing mask is hand-carved from sese wood and is detailed with intricately etched aluminum plating which is affixed to the forehead and cheeks.
  • NOVICA Multicolored Hand Carved African Wood Wall Mask with Dove
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    NOVICA Multicolored Hand Carved African Wood Wall Mask with Dove
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    Piercing blue and red eyes as well as a stern mouth and brow captivate those who look upon this original mask by Ghana's Ibrahim Seyeed. Crowned with a dove peering down this entrancing mask is hand-carved from sese wood and is detailed with intricately etched aluminum plating which is affixed to the forehead and cheeks.
  • Bend Goods Mini Bend Basket - 8"
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    Bend Goods Mini Bend Basket - 8"
    Bend Wire Baskets give you all the function and versatility of the African market baskets they are inspired by. As with the rest of the goods, these wire accessories also maintain their strong sense of color and detail adding personality to any modern home or modern office. Material: Hot-dip galvanized iron to prevent rust, powder coated finish, wire basket. Metal plate products are indoor only. Made in the USA.
  • NOVICA Hand Carved Sese Wood African Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Hand Carved Sese Wood African Mask from Ghana
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    Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs this striking mask. Hand-carved out of sese wood the mask is embellished with aluminum plates around the eyes and painted brown black and yellow. The artisan names the mask Adio which means righteous in the Yoruba language.
  • NOVICA Handmade Two Piece African Wood Decorative Mask
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    NOVICA Handmade Two Piece African Wood Decorative Mask
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    Artisan Victor Addo Biney from Ghana presents an original mask design featuring two halves of a face. The mask is hand-carved from sese wood in two parts and adorned with embossed metal plates on the cheeks and forehead. The artisan wisely confides that two heads are better than one .
  • NOVICA Hand Made African Cheetah Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    NOVICA Hand Made African Cheetah Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    West African artist Francis Agbete presents this charming decorative bowl. The artist hand carves this bowl from teak wood adding animal and leaf designs on the surface with a cheetah reposing on the edge.
  • NOVICA Hand Made African Elephant Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    NOVICA Hand Made African Elephant Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    This charming decorative bowl from West African artist Francis Agbete is the perfect addition to any home. Hand carved from teak this bowl takes the shape of the African continent with animal and leaf designs on the surface. An elephant stands on the edge dipping its trunk into the bowl.
  • NOVICA Hand Made African Giraffe Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    NOVICA Hand Made African Giraffe Teak Centerpiece from West Africa
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    Carved in the shape of the African continent this colorful centerpiece makes an excellent addition to any home. West African artist Francis Agbete crafts his design by hand featuring hand-painted leaf and animal motifs on the surface with a giraffe on the edge that leans into the bowl. This piece doubles as a catchall to keep small items handy.
  • NOVICA Painted Sese Wood and Aluminum Wall Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Painted Sese Wood and Aluminum Wall Mask from Ghana
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    Designed and hand-carved by Ghanaian artisan Rapheal L. Commey this wall mask is an exquisite work of art. The brown sese wood face is embellished by two plates of aluminum that are painted blue and patterned with a circle motif. Etchings on the forehead and around the eyes add beautiful intricacy to the face and an African style drum at the top of the mask completes the design. The artisan calls the mask Mi which means drum in the Ga language.
  • NOVICA Hand Crafted African Wood Sculpture of Mamprusi Tribesman
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    NOVICA Hand Crafted African Wood Sculpture of Mamprusi Tribesman
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    This wood sculpture from Ghanaian artisan Ali Ibrahim depicts a man from the Mamprusi ethnic group of northern Ghana and Togo. The artisan carves the sculpture by hand from sese wood and accents the cheeks with brass ridges to represent the tribal scarification that is typical to the Mamprusi people. The sculpture is further adorned with embossed aluminum plates and colorful paints.
  • NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    Abdul Salami Amadu works in African sese wood depicting traditional homes that offer a warm West African welcome. Crafted by hand this decorative bowl makes a great catch-all for small items. The artisan names this design Sutsu a Ga word meaning mud house.
  • NOVICA African Decorative Wood Lidded Bowl Carved by Hand
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    NOVICA African Decorative Wood Lidded Bowl Carved by Hand
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    Abdul Aziz Mohamadu fills this bowl with the beautiful artistry of Ghana. His original design includes embossed brass details on the side and a star on the lid. Mohamadu carves the sese wood bowl by hand adding etched details. He finishes it by painting it brown black and white and calls it Odo the Akan word for Love.
  • NOVICA African Sculpture Hand Carved Wood
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    NOVICA African Sculpture Hand Carved Wood
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    According to Beninese culture the crocodile represents the power that the Oba (king) has over life and death. The crocodile is the policeman of the waters associated with Olokun god of water and feared for its ferocity. Anna Yawson designs a sese wood sculpture that is expertly carved by hand and adorned with embossed aluminum plates.
  • NOVICA Wood Decorative Bowl from Africa
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    NOVICA Wood Decorative Bowl from Africa
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    Crafted by hand this decorative bowl makes a great catch-all for small items. Abdul Salami Amadu works in African sese wood painting the sleek contours by hand. Many people wear lace fabrics he explains. I decided to use the lace pattern on the bowl.
  • NOVICA African Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask Centered on Bird Motif
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    NOVICA African Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask Centered on Bird Motif
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    With a bird motif occupying the forehead sharp and articulate features and a face that looks as though it's deep in thought this hand carved sese wood mask seems to be remembering a vivid memory. Ghanaian artisan Kobina Asmah skillfully decorates the mask with paints and aluminum plating providing a dynamic contrast of materials that form together harmoniously. Asmah calls this mask Sankofa an Akan word meaning retrieving from the past.
  • NOVICA Hand Carved Traditional African Wood Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Hand Carved Traditional African Wood Mask from Ghana
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    Victor Dushie creates this authentic African wooden mask named Dekavi or the small one in the Ewe language hand-carved from sese wood with intricate detail. The Ghanaian artisan uses aluminum plate to add texture finishing the mask by painting it with bright bold colors that match the vibrant culture of the African people.
  • NOVICA Embossed Aluminum and Wood African Mask with Brass Accents
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    NOVICA Embossed Aluminum and Wood African Mask with Brass Accents
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    This handsome mask is the original design of Ghana's Daniel Quarcoo. Featuring a bird above the forehead the mask is hand-carved of sese wood with elaborately embossed aluminum plates and brass accents. The artisan names his design Abrante Pa which means perfect gentleman in the Akan language.
  • NOVICA Handcarved African Wood Mask
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    NOVICA Handcarved African Wood Mask
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    Eyes closed and mouth pouting this handsome mask conveys the importance of patience To wo boa se in Akan language. From Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso it is masterfully carved by hand and decorated with embossed aluminum plates as well as with painted details. The mask hangs from a leather loop.
  • NOVICA Aluminum and Sese Wood African Carved Mask of a Town Crier
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    NOVICA Aluminum and Sese Wood African Carved Mask of a Town Crier
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    News source messenger and gossip-monger all rolled into one town criers play a noble roll in keeping communities informed. Ghanaian artist Kobina Asmah pays tribute to this profession with a stunningly beautiful carved sese wood mask adorned with aluminum plates. The mask looks to be in the middle of yelling something yet its face is calm and majestic.
  • NOVICA Artisan Crafted Hand Carved African Adinkra Decorative Bowl
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    NOVICA Artisan Crafted Hand Carved African Adinkra Decorative Bowl
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    From Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso this handsome decorative bowl is carved by hand. Etched into the brown sese wood surface is a traditional West African adinkra symbol known as gye nyame. With its rotating movements it is understood as I fear none except God.
  • NOVICA African wood mask
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    NOVICA African wood mask
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    A colorful headdress crowns this powerful mask of Denkyira origin. From the Akan region of Ghana the Denkyira were powerful people who continuously prevailed in inter-tribal wars. Ankoman is a mask that celebrates their victories and signifies that You don't walk alone without your God. Samuel Okyere carves the sese wood horned mask by hand and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. Clay is used to achieve an aged finish.
  • NOVICA African wood mask
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    NOVICA African wood mask
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    This handsome mask depicts a person of power for horns are a traditional symbol of power in many West African tribes. Power is earned and not bought states Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng referring to the tradition of selecting tribal chiefs according to family origin not financial status. Apenteng carves the mask by hand from sese wood. He adorns the face with ornately embossed aluminum plates and finishes the mask with hand-painted details.
  • NOVICA Recycled Metal African Mask Found Art Sculpture
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    NOVICA Recycled Metal African Mask Found Art Sculpture
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    Giving life to dead materials Kola Ogunsunlade Joseph creates this impressive mask. Traditionally used in masquerades to give the gods a visible presence such ceremonial masks are common among the Akans in Ghana the Yoruba in Nigeria and the Vogan in Togo. Utilizing metal plates car parts and found objects the Ghanaian sculptor forms the piece with arc welding materials and finishes the mask with clear varnish skillfully contrasting the material's natural colors and textures.
  • NOVICA African Wood Wall Mask
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    NOVICA African Wood Wall Mask
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    A stern visage seems to scowl at the same time eliciting awe. Powerful in its beauty this mask is embellished with finely embossed plates of brass and aluminum and artfully painted by hand. The masks are seen in the area of Lawra in the Upper West Region of Ghana says artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. They are hung in the farms during the harvest season to frighten away those who would want to steal the crops. He names the mask Soro a Hausa word which means Scaring.
  • NOVICA African Mask Recycled Metal Found Art Sculpture
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    NOVICA African Mask Recycled Metal Found Art Sculpture
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    Penetrating eyes stare from an elongated visage in a handsome assemblage by Kola Ogunsunlade Joseph. With its contrasting textures and angular shape the minimalist composition evokes a traditional ceremonial mask such as those used throughout West Africa - especially by the Akans in Ghana the Yoruba in Nigeria and the Vogan in Togo. Patterns etched in the burnished surface mimic scarification and applications of found objects create a realistic profile. The university-trained sculptor skillfully evokes the sights of his homeland in a imaginative resurrection of materials. Utilizing metal plates and found objects he forms the piece with arc welding materials and finishes it with clear varnish for an attractive piece of undeniable flair.
  • NOVICA African Wood Mask
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    NOVICA African Wood Mask
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    Inspired by the art and customs of the Akan people Samuel Okyere designs a regal mask aptly termed Ahenfo. It means royal in the Twi dialect of the Akan people. Okyere carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring a crown and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. This mask is intended to symbolize a powerful king explains the Ghanaian artisan.
  • NOVICA African wood mask
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    NOVICA African wood mask
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    Kobina Asmah transforms the Boli mask of Bambara people into an art piece worthy of admiration. Meaning mighty powers on Earth the boli mask is believed to ward off evil and is placed throughout the fields of southern Sudan. This horned mask is designed to highlight the artistry of the Bambara carvers explains Asmah. He decorates the sese wood mask with hand-painted details and ornately embossed aluminum plates.
  • NOVICA African Tribal Female Traditional Wood Beauty Mask
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    NOVICA African Tribal Female Traditional Wood Beauty Mask
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    A straight aristocratic nose full mouth and deep-set eyes depict a Baule beauty in this handmade mask from Victor Addo Biney in Ghana. In the Baule tribe of Cote d'Ivoire such portrait masks are carved as an homage to a particular woman's beauty or dance skills and worn during important performances. Embossed metal plates suggest the facial scarification that is traditional in certain tribes.
  • NOVICA Handmade African Sese Wood Brass Plate Mask Gye Nyame Ghana
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    NOVICA Handmade African Sese Wood Brass Plate Mask Gye Nyame Ghana
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    The arresting figure on the forehead of this hand-carved sese-wood mask from West African artisan Ralph Kwasi Agudze is the popular adinkra Gye Nyame ( Except for God ) symbol a reminder of the central role of spirituality in the lives of most Ghanaians. Carefully shaped using local tools and techniques finished with black blue red and green acrylic paint and featuring brass plating on the forehead and face the mask is sure to add color and character to your home or office decor.
  • NOVICA Circular Lidded Wood Box Handcrafted with Repousse
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    NOVICA Circular Lidded Wood Box Handcrafted with Repousse
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    By Prince Amartey this decorative wood box features applications of hand-embossed aluminum on the sides and lid. The Ghanaian artisan works in African sese wood to create a design he names Gyamfi his own middle name.
  • NOVICA Hand Made African Mask with Wood and Raffia Accents
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    NOVICA Hand Made African Mask with Wood and Raffia Accents
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    Prosperity is the theme of this African wood mask presented by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. The artisan names his creation Akuwueziuka which means speak prosperity in the Igbo language of Nigeria. This oval mask features carved sese wood decorated with aluminum plate and accented with a crown of intricately woven raffia.
  • NOVICA Handmade African Tribal Wood Warrior Mask from Ghana
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    NOVICA Handmade African Tribal Wood Warrior Mask from Ghana
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    The Dan peoples of Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire have a reputation for being fierce warriors. Victor Addo Biney presents a handcrafted mask styled after the Dan masks used during peacemaking ceremonies. The mask is carved of wood and features embossed metal plates on the cheeks simulating the facial scarification that is still traditional to some tribes.
  • NOVICA African Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask in Green and Brown
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    NOVICA African Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask in Green and Brown
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    Ghanaian artist Samuel Okyere designs and crafts this wood mask called Nana Kesie or Big Chief. The mask is carved from dried sese wood adorned with aluminum plate and painted in subtle shades of brown and green.
  • NOVICA Yoruba wood mask
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    NOVICA Yoruba wood mask
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    This magnificent mask originates from the people of Yoruba in Nigeria. Over time the mask's style has been added upon by other regions on the continent - providing new decorative materials such as beads and brass. The mask is skillfully hand-carved from sese wood and it features engaging horns that traditionally signify strength. The Yorubas then believed that whoever wore this mask adapted its powers. It is adorned with aluminum metal plates red tones for the eyes and lips African symbols beautifully arranged over the piece. A remarkable image of strength for any home interior.
  • NOVICA Unique Hand Crafted Wood and Metal African Mask
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    NOVICA Unique Hand Crafted Wood and Metal African Mask
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    This imposing mask is created by Ghanaian artisan Ali Ibrahim in tribute to Yaa Asantewa legendary warrior queen of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire that is now part of Ghana. The mask is carved by hand of sese wood and decorated with embossed metal plates intended to resemble war regalia.
  • NOVICA African Decorative Wood Plate and Stand
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    NOVICA African Decorative Wood Plate and Stand
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    A colorful heart and a beautiful black dove appear in beadwork on a decorative sese wood plate. This simple but elegant artwork symbolizes love says Ghanaian artisan Kobina Asmah. I created the design to sensitize us about the need to live in harmonious existence most especially in Africa with its numerous conflicts. The plate arrives with an iron display stand.
  • NOVICA Artisan Crafted African Wood Wall Mask of God's Victory
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    NOVICA Artisan Crafted African Wood Wall Mask of God's Victory
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    Featuring a bird looking down with yellow wings and green beak and tail the Mmerichukwu is an original mask by Ghanaian artisan Sefah Annwhar. In Igbo the mask celebrates the victory of God. Annwhar carves the sese wood mask by hand and adorns it with lavishly embossed aluminum plates.
  • NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    NOVICA Wood centerpiece
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    Carved from African sese wood this enchanting centerpiece is the work of Awudu Saaed. Richly textured aluminum repousse alternates with sleek black and brown surfaces. This is the artisan's original design.
  • NOVICA Collectible Sculpture African Fertility Doll Carved by Hand
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    Daniel Nii Teiko Boye is inspired by the classic Ashanti fertility doll sculptures with their large round heads and outstretched arms. The Ghanaian artisan carves the sese wood sculpture by hand and decorates it with aluminum plates and multicolored glistening beads.
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    From Victoria Agyepomaa of Ghana comes this beautiful decorative wood bowl carved and painted by hand. The lidded vessel features an adinkra symbol around the sides of the bowl as well as pretty garlands etched at the top edge of the bowl and also on the lid. Adinkra symbols are icons that were created by the Asante peoples and they frequently reference certain proverbs or philosophies. The artisan uses the gye nyame symbol on this vessel meaning except God to indicate the omnipotence and immortality of God.
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    This African mask is made from local materials by Ghanaian artisan Winfred Ansah Okoampah. Using sese wood and aluminum plate the artist carves and crafts this beautiful piece. The artist completes the mask with intricate detailing and patterning making this the perfect piece to display on the wall.
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    This African mask is made from local materials by Ghanaian artisan Winfred Ansah Okoampah. Using sese wood and aluminum plate the artist carves and crafts this beautiful piece and completes the mask with intricate detailing and patterning making this the perfect piece to display on the wall.
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    The Akan word sankofa means back to my roots and is the inspiration for this design. This African mask is made from local materials by Ghanaian artisan Winfred Ansah Okoampah. Using sese wood aluminum plate and clay the artist carves and crafts this beautiful piece. This design features the legendary adrinka symbol depicting two symmetrical birds. The artist completes the mask with intricate detailing and patterning making this the perfect piece to display on the wall.
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    A highly talented artist Kola Ogunsunlade Joseph uses his keen eye to capture the beauty and poetry of ordinary street scenes which he then reinterprets. I create art by bringing something out of nothing says the Ghanaian artist. A market woman wandering on the hot streets of Ibadan in a bid to sell her wares to feed her hungry family. The woman looks tired yet does not give up. Discarded metal plates and found objects are the main materials used. They are welded together with arc welding materials. Clear varnish is used for the finishing.
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    Robert Nortey celebrates the customs and traditions of Ghana's Afutu people with this handsome mask. Originating from the coastal region near Accra the Afutus follow Winneba traditions and are closely related to the Goa people. This mask keeps the people from these different tribes unified. It is also said to bring success to all who have one says Nortey. He carves the mask from sese wood and adorns it magnificently with embossed aluminum plates and hand-painted motifs.
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    Robert Kofi Ellis designs an extraordinary version of the legendary fertility doll of Akan origin. Called Akuaba the doll is characterized by a big round head very short neck open arms and a long lean body. Carved of sese wood the sculpture is adorned with aluminum plates on the head and breasts as well as painted red lips eyelids and the contours of her head. According to legend there once was a woman who couldn't conceive so the village priest told her to craft a doll dress it and look after it as she would a child. Soon she'd have a child of her own. Custom persists and many women prepare their own Akuaba doll and when the child is born Akuaba is given as the baby's first toy.
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    Abdulai Osman Adam honors Bakota traditions with this extraordinary reliquary guardian mask. This Gabonese tribe is reputed for honoring their ancestors with similar statuettes featuring a diamond shaped orifice within the neck called mbulu-ngulu. Adam carves this sese wood mask by hand and adorns the face and hair with aluminum plates painted blue and embossed with circles in white. The Ghanaian artisan completes his design with brass insets including the eyes.
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    Artisan Ali Ibrahim of Ghana carves a sculpture that represents a traditional West African adinkra symbol and proverb. A bird is depicted with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back. The word sankofain the Twi dialect of Ghana means to reach back and take it ; in other words to return to one's roots or take what is good from the past. The artisan carves the sculpture by hand from sese wood and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates and colorful paint.
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    This African mask is made from local materials by Ghanaian artisan Winfred Ansah Okoampah. Using sese wood aluminum plate and clay the artist carves and crafts this beautiful piece. This design features two symmetrical bird figures perched atop the mask. The artist completes the mask with intricate detailing and patterning making this the perfect piece to display on the wall.
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    Perched atop a colorful mask a dove inspects the exquisite artistry of its creator Ghana's Ibrahim Seyeed. He carves the exquisite mask by hand of local sese wood featuring cut-out closed eyes painted blue. Resembling an antique piece this original mask is adorned with ornately embossed aluminum plates and named Nhyira the Akan term for Blessings.
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    This butterfly-inspired African mask is made from local materials by Ghanaian artisan Winfred Ansah Okoampah. Using sese wood and aluminum plate the artist carves and crafts this beautiful piece. The artist completes the mask with intricate detailing and patterning making this the perfect piece to display on the wall.
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    Artisan Ralph Kwasi Agudze of Ghana hand carves this mask from sese wood. Inspired by his own design the mask also features aluminum plating that gives the face depth. The piece is primarily black with bold pops of red that catch the eye. The name Agawore comes from the Ewe word meaning He would do it again.
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    This wood mask is hand-crafted by Ghanaian artisan Ralph Kwasi Agudze from sese wood and aluminum plating. The aluminum plating is embellished with intricate three-dimensional detailing and the wood portion features an engraved design that includes the head and trunk of an elephant at the mask's peak. The name kokokoo comes from the Ewe phrasing meaning by all means.
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    With eyes wide open this expressive mask is an original design by Akoma of West Africa. They carve the sese wood mask by hand featuring an ornate hairstyle. The face is decorated with embossed aluminum plates and the lips are painted red.
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    A bird overlooks this expressive mask designed by Gordon Adu which he names Fatse. Meaning Forgiveness in the Twi dialect of the Akan people the star shaped visage is hand-carved upon a round sese wood mask. The opened mouth reveals a red tongue and half-closed eyes give the mask a sleepy quality. Adu further adorns the black mask with embossed aluminum plates and gives it an aged finish with white clay.
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    Ghana's famed gye nyame symbol emerges in this decorative plate by Kobina Asmah. Known as an adinkra symbol this image is revered throughout the country; its rotating form means I fear none except God. The Ghanaian artisan depicts the symbol in beadwork on a decorative plate of sese wood. It arrives with an iron display stand.
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    Eyes slightly closed in hope this mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu reflects the customs of the Omanzinbe people of Amanasa in Nigeria. Known as Marsona (accept me in your heart) this romantic mask is carved by hand from African rubberwood adorned with aluminum plates and painted red and green.
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    Masterfully crafted from sese wood this centerpiece can do double duty as a handsome catchall. Abdulai Osman Adam encircles it with black and white motifs etched by hand onto the red-orange decorative bowl. He names this design Asanka a utensil commonly used in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
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    In Ghanaian mythology the elephant is known to be the mightiest animal on earth. It represents the great and mighty in society. Working in native sese wood Kobina Asmah depicts the pachyderm in beadwork on a decorative plate. It arrives with an iron display stand.
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    Working in native sese wood Kobina Asmah depicts an Ashanti icon. A traditional adinkra symbol from Ghana inspires him. This elegant decorative plate features the sankofa image created with beadwork. This is understood as go back to your roots a message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward. The plate arrives with an iron display stand.
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    NOVICA Handcrafted African Decorative Wood Bowl in Blue and Red
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    This decorative footed bowl is hand-carved from native sese wood by artisan Daniel Quarcoo in Ghana. He was inspired by the traditional earthen bowls known as asanka in the Akan language which are normally used as pepper grinders or to serve the local cassava dish known as fufu. The artisan gives the bowl's interior a blue and white striped finish with a bright red rim.
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    Intricate motifs trace diagonal paths on a wood bowl. Crafted the by hand the decorative centerpiece is named Gbe Ejwe. This is a Ga word meaning four pathways says Ghanaian artisan Abdul Salami Amadu.
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    Victoria Agyepomaa of Ghana presents an original design in this hand-carved decorative sese wood bowl. The lidded vessel is painted by hand in shades of russet green and black and further decorated with etched patterns. The artisan names the piece adipaa which means good things in the Akan language.
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    Standing tall and poised this sese wood mask offers a message of welcome or Akwaaba in the Twi dialect of the Akan people. The mask is an original creation by Ghana's Awudu Saaed who also carves it by hand and decorates with painted details and finely embossed aluminum plates.
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    A magnificent wooden Owo mask evokes the glory of West African culture handcrafted by master artisan Daniel Nyadedzor. Owo pronounced owwor in the local dialect means snake. A mystical mask it has two intertwined snakes reclining on the crest complimented by a striking human visage on the forehead. Another interesting feature is the smoking pipe in his open mouth. Metal plates embossed with beautiful African symbols adorn the forehead and nose. Sese a local wood from Eastern Ghana is patiently hand-carved and sanded to achieve the desired form. The piece is then delicately painted with black emulsion and coated with potassium. After a careful polishing red tones are applied to the piece to add a rustic look. This historical work makes a wonderful addition to any collection.
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    NOVICA Original African Wood Mask with Embossed Metal
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    An original design by Victor Addo Biney in Ghana this mask is hand-carved from sese wood and embellished with embossed metal plates that mimic the scarification that is traditional in certain African tribes. Painted in browns and green the mask features a stern visage backed by shield-like forms.
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    NOVICA Embossed Brass and Wood African Handmade Masks (Pair)
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    This regal pair of handcrafted masks is the original design of Ghana's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. The artisan carves the masks from sese wood and adorns both with plates of embossed brass featuring patterns reminiscent of tribal scarification. The artisan names the masks ohene which means chief in the Twi dialect of Ghana.
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    The Kamsiyochukwu mask is an impressive original design by Ghanaian artisan Sefah Annwhar. Meaning As I have asked God in the Igbo language Kamsiyochukwu is also used as child's name when the mother has in fact gotten what her heart most desired. Annwhar carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring horns associated with power. Ornate aluminum plates and engraved patterns further embellish this stunning mask.
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    Sefah Mohammed finds inspiration in the art and customs of Ghana's Ada people. He crafts an ornate sese wood mask featuring painted details and embossed aluminum plates. Known as Fiami ( Call me ) the mask is worn by virgin girls when dancing at the Asafotufiame Festival in July. It is regarded as high honor for a family to have a daughter in the dance. Past Ada warriors and their feats are remembered during this festival which also serves as preparation for the upcoming harvest season. The festival finishes with a colorful and energetic durbar organized by Ada chiefs.
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    Adorned with the Adinkra Hye wonnye symbol of forgiveness this mask exhibits the original artistry of Ghana's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He transforms the legendary symbol into the image of a bird. Mohamadu adorns this black and brown mask with embossed aluminum plates over a hand-carved African rubberwood mask featuring open eyes and mouth.
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    Meaning good news in the Twi dialect of the Akan people the Asempa mask is an original design by Ghana's Robert Nortey. The oval mask is hand-carved of sese wood and decorated with painted details as well as with aluminum plates that are lavishly embossed.
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    Shaped like a teardrop a stern visage stares with rounded eyes. Imposing and beautiful the bearded personage is adorned with polished plates of textured brass. Triple rows of colorful beads surround the eyes. Victor Yao Delanyo transforms seasoned sese wood into a mask he names Songe or Power in the language of the Congo. These images are placed on the patriarchal altar for protection and good luck.
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    The art and customs of Ghana's Ada people inspire Sefah Mohammed to craft this sese wood mask replica. Known as Fiami ( Call me ) the mask is worn by virgin girls when dancing at the Asafotufiame Festival in July. It is regarded as high honor for a family to have a daughter in the dance. Past Ada warriors and their feats are remembered during this festival which also serves as preparation for the upcoming harvest season. The festival finishes with a colorful and energetic durbar organized by Ada chiefs. Mohammed's version of the mask features colorful hand-painted details and embossed aluminum plates.
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    NOVICA Handcrafted Wood Wall Combs (Set of 3)
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    Master woodworker Daniel Nyadedzor carves this set of antique style combs. Originating from the Ashanti region of Ghana they bear the name Nyansa meaning wisdom and symbolize the type of combs used by the Ashanti long ago. The face of an elderly person is featured highlighted with intriguing metal plates embossed with African motifs.
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    Rising from a slender base to voluptuous shoulders this decorative box is graceful and beautiful. Prince Amartey adds textures with applications of hand-embossed aluminum on the sides and lid. The Ghanaian artist works in African sese wood to create a design he names for a town near Aburi.
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    Red lips pucker up into a kiss in the So mask Ali Mohammed's own design. Meaning I Love You in the Hausa language the sese wood mask is carved by hand featuring three horns. Mohammed completes the mask with painted details and aluminum plates that are beautifully embossed.
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    Carved by hand this round mask celebrates the artistry of the Akan people from Adeiso. Victor Yao Delano decorates the sese wood mask with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. The round expressive mask features a bird looking down from the forehead accentuating the mask's three-dimensional art. The mask hangs from a leather hook on the back.
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    Abdul Aziz Mohamadu combines his passion for painting and carving in the original design of the mask. He calls it Wota the Hausa word for fire and carves it from African rubberwood. Hand-painted details and embossed aluminum plates give the mask a unique and powerful expression.
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    NOVICA Hausa wood African mask
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    Those who give will receive blessings and good fortunes believes Juliana Akandas one of a few women carvers in Ghana. Her design masterfully replicates the Saleka mask of the Hausa people in northern Ghana. Carved from African sese wood it is decorated with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. According to Hausa customs it is traditional to give alms to the needy during festivals therefore people hang the Saleka ( giving ) mask outside their homes to communicate they will be giving to the poor.
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    Named Appito this mask is an original creation by Ghana's Prince Amartey. Influenced by the artistry of the Akan people he carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring a horned headdress usually regarded as a symbol of authority. Obtaining color from natural dyes Amartey proceeds to paint the mask and adorns it with embossed aluminum plates.
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    Mysterious and powerful this angular mask exudes a solemn dignity. Its burnished surface is punctuated by the ingenious application of found objects. A modern depiction of ancestral artistry ceremonial masks such as these are used by the Akans in Ghana the Yoruba in Nigeria and the Vogan in Togo. Kola Ogunsunlade Joseph creates the evocative assemblage in a dramatic resurrection of materials. Utilizing metal plates and found objects the university-trained sculptor forms the piece with arc welding materials and finishes it with clear varnish in a dramatic piece of undeniable beauty.
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    Solemn and handsome this mask is worn by the Ashanti King's Asafoatse whose job is to welcome the monarch's new bride. Custom dictates that he may not see the new Ashantihene when she first arrives so he meets her with this mask on. Sefah Mohammed carves an extraordinary sese wood mask and decorates it with painted details and embossed aluminum plates to simulate tribal scarifications.
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    Mouth open as if to speak a young man calls from the past. His stern visage is fierce even in the afterlife. Believed to personify an ancestor this ghost mask inspires a sensation of awe. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves piece by hand from sese wood. After the wood is thoroughly dry her skilled artisans sand its features to satiny smoothness and apply dark tan polish to give it a distinguished finish as well as to protect the wood. Brass and aluminum plates along with copper wire add its beauty. This exquisite example of Ghanaian art makes a dramatic addition to any decor.
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    Prince Asher designs an original mask which he names Appenteng. I've always loved this name for a boy used by the Akuapem people from the Akan culture explains the master carver. Carved by hand from sese wood the handsome mask is exquisitely adorned with embossed aluminum plates and painted details.
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    NOVICA African Beauty Mask Carved by Hand of Local Wood
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    This mask is an original design by Ghanaian master carver Ibrahim Seyeed. The artisan names it ahoufe which means beauty in the Akan language. The sese wood mask is carved by hand featuring a prominent forehead adorned with embossed aluminum plates. The face is adorned with dotted incisions. Seyeed completes his design with painted details and a weathered finish.
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    Nondescript features could be any man in this handsome mask designed by Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo. Warriors of Ghana's Zuglo tribe used this mask as a camouflage disguising themselves during battle so that their enemies couldn't identify them she explains. Beautiful plates of aluminum repousse cover the forehead and nose.
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    The handsome mask by Daniel Nyadedzor features a slender face elongated by a graceful horn-shaped headdress. The narrow visage is adorned with aluminum plates whose texture suggests decorative scarification or tattoos. Carved of rich sese wood and polished by hand it is enhanced by blue and green emulsion paint and finished with white clay and neutral polish lending an antique appearance. Its name Ayekoo means simply congratulations. Nyadedzor works with his brother creating authentic tribal masks of outstanding quality.
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    This original design from Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu is named adanaya which means 'father's daughter' in the Igbo language of Nigeria. The artisan carves the mask by hand from sese wood an African hardwood and embellishes it with embossed aluminum plates and paint in red and mustard shades.
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    Stars adorn this victory mask an original design by Ghanaian master carver Ibrahim Seyeed. He carves the exquisite mask by hand of local sese wood with highly expressive features. Embossed aluminum plates and painted details adorn the mask featuring a bird looking down.
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    This is an inspirational and victorious mask from Ghana's Denkyira people. They call it Aboabo says Samuel Okyere of this brave warrior's mask. Okyere carves the sese wood horned mask by hand and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. Clay is used to achieve an aged finish.
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    From long ago up to now and for time to come all we wish for is peace observes Eric Danquah. I designed this mask to remind everyone that for peace to come we must live well and make an effort to be able to get along with our neighbors. Danquah carves the mask by hand from sese wood and decorates it with painted details and embossed aluminum plates. Titled Asomdwe II in Akan.
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    NOVICA Handcrafted African Mask Original Artisan Design
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    This original mask by Sefah Mohammed personifies a dapper obla nuu. Meaning gentleman in the Ga language the handsome mask is hand-carved of sese wood featuring ridges on the top resembling well-combed hair. Mohammed incorporates embossed aluminum plates on the cheeks and forehead and completes the mask with painted details.
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    This mask is a very special one which not many people have or know about says Awudu Saaed of this replica. Nigeria's Hausa people only give it to a man after he has been of immense help to the person giving the mask. It is called Fulo meaning 'great friend' and it is given as a symbol of gratitude. The sese wood mask is carved by hand and adorned with painted details and embossed aluminum plates.
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    Rita Addo Zakour evokes feminine elegance with the design of this exquisite sculpture. The woman's image is carved by hand of sese wood and she is portrayed with an elaborate braided hairdo. Her beautiful visage is adorned with lavishly embossed aluminum plates and hand-painted details. Zakour names this sculpture Obaapa meaning Good Woman in the Twi dialect of Ghana's Akan people.
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    In Kennedy K. Aseidu's imagination the spirit of the jungle looks like this mask of solemn expression. Featuring a long jute beard the masculine visage is adorned with embossed aluminum plates. Aseidu carves the sese wood mask by hand paints it with acrylics and finishes it with clay for an antiqued appearance.
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    Nii Okaija Annan honors the history of the Ga people of Ghana with a handsome mask. It personifies King Tackie regarded as one of the best rulers the Ga people ever had thus considered a Divine Ruler. Hand-carved from sese wood the mask is detailed with embossed aluminum plates representing tribal scarifications.
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    Expert in carving African masks Godfred France designs an original mask to represent the soul sunsum in Akan. France hand-carves the mask of sese wood and decorates it with embossed aluminum plates and painted details. He finishes the mask with clay for an aged finish.
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    This distinctive mask design is the original inspiration of Ghana artisan Ralph Kwasi Agudze. He carves the wood mask by hand and adorns it with embossed aluminum plates and colorful grooved details around the eyes and nose. He names his design kpordzidzor which is a Ewe word meaning be happy .
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