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African wood mask, 'Onukpa' - Hand Carved Wood African Tribal Mask Curate

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Hand Carved Wood African Tribal Mask, "Onukpa"

Solemn and regal, the "Onukpa" mask is worn when the king of the Ga... more

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Solemn and regal, the "Onukpa" mask is worn when the king of the Ga people passes away and his heir assumes the throne. Meaning both "Next of Kin" and "Elderly One," this Onukpa mask is part of a celebration that includes festive drumming and dancing. Ghana's Robert Nortey carves the sese wood replica by hand featuring a bird looking down from the crown to the forehead, which is decorated with white clay. Nortey also uses clay to create the textures on the cheeks of this brown mask.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 46.5 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 18.25" H x 5" W x 2.4" 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
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Robert Nortey has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $350. Proceeds were used to invest in the raw materials he uses for his authentic African masks.

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.

Product Reviews By Customers

13 Testimonials for Robert Nortey


Upon receiving the Ashanti Wood Mask 'Royal Horns', all I can say is OMG! It is simply stunning, my first mask that I know comes directly from Africa! And I cherish it. I love this concept of buying directly from Artisans from around the world. I am hooked! Thank you Robert Nortey, pleased to meet you!


Mr. Nortey, I received your ""Nhyira"" mask this week and It is beautiful. I Love It! I am re-doing my family room in earth tones and colors are perfect. I was about to order the ""Ga Royalty"" and it is unavailable, please make more of the ""Ga Royalty"" soon, I need to finish my décor and that would be perfect.


Dallas, Texas, USA