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Ghanaian wood mask, 'In Silence' - Handcrafted African Wood Mask Curate

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In Silence Handcrafted African Wood Mask

With eyes closed, this beautiful visage is covered with ornate aluminum... more

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With eyes closed, this beautiful visage is covered with ornate aluminum repoussé. It is a traditional mask used in funeral rites by the chief priest of the Yiku clan of Ghana's Volta Region. The ceremony expels the souls of the recently dead. "The almost invisible mouth makes it sacred because of the silence during funerals," designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo explains. "Its possession assures protection while averting misfortune."

  • 0.87 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 42 cm H x 19 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 16.5" H x 7.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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.

This artist is financially supporting children under the age of 18.

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11/29/2017

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"Nice"

Very beautiful details. An interesting object.

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easier to tolerate

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Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo

Meet the Artist
Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo

African masks

West Africa
7 artist reviews

7 Testimonials for Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo

BOGDAN

United States

The 4 masks purchased (Courage, In silence, Supremacy, Marry me, ) were exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Thank you!

BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

So beautiful, love the details. Very nice, thank you so much.

Marilyn

Stratford on Avon, England

The 2 sculptures I ordered (""A Mother's Bond"" & ""Detugbi"" arrived today and they are wonderful. They are beautifully made and look even better in reality than on the website. I'm absolutely delighted. Thank you.
 
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