African Ceremonial Yohure Mask Hand Carved Wood Art, "Yaure II"
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Decorated with birds on the head and nose, this mask faithfully replicates of legendary artistry of the Yaure masks from Ivory Coast. This wall mask by Eva Asantewa Amakye is carved by hand of seasoned sese wood and finished with clay to achieve an aged appearance.
The masks of the Yaure represent human faces often supplemented by animal attributes. According to Yohure customs, the masks are believed to represent yu spirits who restore wellbeing and social balance after a bereavement.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Eva Asantewa Amakye has received a $500 microcredit loan with 0% interest.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.
"It looks as good on my wall as it did in the pix."
I have a wonderful mask collection.Recently I have started collecting African mask . I had seen the Novica site before but never really looked at in depth. I started to visit the Mask section over and over again. Now and again I would notice a particular mask. I kept coming back to this one. I finally ordered it on Nov 6th. It got here on the Nov 22. The hard part is the waiting but when I unwrapped it, I was so glad that it was even better than the pix in the catalogue. It fits in well with all of the other mask in my bedroom and this one is from a woman carver. It is beautiful and adds spice to my growing collection. I also love that I get the history from the artist about what it represents and what tribe it is from. It has spoiled me from buying from other vendors who don't have actual knowledge about what they are selling. I will keep checking this site to see what Eva Asantewa Amakye is making.
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