Brass and Copper Inlay Artisan Carved African Mask, "Ghanaian Protector"
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A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates an elegant mask that arises from his own imagination. Its slender, elongated shape is harmonious, the features balanced by a wide forehead and colorful headdress. Inlays of shining brass and copper wire distinguish this handcrafted work of art. It is named Danjo, a word that means "protection" in the language of Northern Ghana's Wala people.
- 0.55 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- 50 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 6.5 cm D
- 19.75" H x 4.1" W x 2.6" D
Godfred supports himself and five others in his family. Since the majority of his family's income comes from NOVICA, each order helps improve their livelihoods.
Godfred France has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $450 and the most recent for $900. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates and sandpaper for production.
With his sales from NOVICA, Godfred is able to support the education of his three children as well as the daughters of his deceased sisters.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Godfred hires assistants during periods of high demand.