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African wood mask, 'Donkor Protection I' - Ashanti Style Original Wall Mask Hand Crafted in West Africa icon bankCurate

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Ashanti Style Original Wall Mask Hand Crafted in West Africa, "Donkor Protection I"

Inspired by the customs of the Ashanti people, Joseph Boateng designs this... more

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Inspired by the customs of the Ashanti people, Joseph Boateng designs this original wall mask featuring a smaller face on the horned headdress. The Ghanaian artisan carves the sese wood mask by hand and decorates it with painted details representing the Ashanti's traditional scarification patterns. Known as donkor they are performed on babies for protection, with the belief they will scare evil spirits and death.

  • 0.87 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 58.5 cm H x 17.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 23" H x 7" W x 3.3" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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!

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.

Joseph Boateng has received a $100 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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"What a beauty!!!"

I congratulate Joseph Boateng, and Novica too. Artists and their art find a special place not only in homes, but also in hearts. This Donkor Mask is one such example. Beautifully crafted and a definite conversation starter, this is truly a collectors delight. Thank you for letting me know a little bit of history and its treasures. Best wishes, Joydeep Biswas, Bangalore. India

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