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African Wood Mask, "Aboakyer"

The original design of this hand-carved mask by Awudu Saaed honors the Aboakyer... more

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The original design of this hand-carved mask by Awudu Saaed honors the Aboakyer Festival celebrated by the Winneba people. The sese wood mask is adorned with clay textures, painted details and a bushbuck on the mask's forehead. Oral tradition says the Winneba people wanted to thank the gods for looking after them when they migrated from Timbuktu (Sudan) to Ghana. In return the gods asked for a sacrifice, a member of the royal family; and years after, fearing the decimation of their royal family, the Winneba people asked for a different sacrifice, and the gods requested a wild cat. But many people died in the attempt of hunting the animal and bringing it back live, so the gods settled for a bushbuck.

  • 0.57 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 50.5 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 20" H x 4.9" W x 2" D

  • Sese wood and clay
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

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.

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.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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3 Testimonials for Awudu Saaed

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LA FRANCE

The mask is just a lovely piece of art.
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Jane Jarboe

This stunning mask is displayed in a place of honor in my home. We love it.

Deb

Woodstock, Vermont. USA

I just received the Rhinoceros Vision carving. Very beautifully done, stunning. I love the creativity, artisanship and the homage to the rhinoceros....which I, too, feel is a fabulous critter. I will proudly display this in a most prominent place in my home. Thank you
 
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