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Home Decor - Masks - of Ghana Other Tribes
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Home Decor - Masks - of Ghana Other Tribes are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change


Africa wood mask, 'Fire' (Ghana)
$49.99

Abdul Aziz Mohamadu combines his passion for painting and carving in the original design of the mask. He calls it "Wota," the Hausa word for fire, and carves it from African rubberwood. Hand-painted details and embossed aluminum plates give the mask more...


African wood mask, 'Think It Over' (Ghana)
Now $58.49 - retail $64.99

Victor Yao Delanyo replicates the art of the Akan people for the design of this mask featuring a bird on the elegant headdress. "It is always better to think deeply over a matter before making a decision. Every action must be thoroughly thought over more...


Ashanti wood mask, 'Spell Breaker' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

"This mask is very useful because it helps people overcome their spiritual weaknesses," believes Robert Nortey. He carves this beautiful mask from sese wood and adorns it with the artistic stylizations of the Ashanti people of Ghana, who call this ma more...


Cameroon wood mask, 'Elegance' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Striking features distinguish this handsome personage from Cameroon. Braids crown the head and double iron earrings embellish this elegant mask. Using only hand tools, Evans Doe Martey carves the burnished work from African sese wood. more...


Ewe wood mask, 'A Wonderful Life' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Symmetrical and lovely, an elongated visage wears a tall headdress. Crowned by a bird – symbol of love – the beautiful personage is hand-carved from sese wood. Wilson Aboagye names this joyous mask Agabvi, "life is full of splendor and enchantmen more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Afenyo' (Ghana)
Now $89.99 - retail $99.99

His long, slender visage slopes downward to a narrow chin. Wide eyes slant upward beneath furrowed brows, repeating the diagonal lines, and his full lips are solemn beneath his flaring nostrils. Styled and beautiful, this exquisite mask by Ralph Agud more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Bald Protector' (Ghana)
$47.49

A solemn, powerful expression covers the face of this mask, its bald head a prominent feature. Inspired by the Ewe people's customs, this stern-faced mask is intended to protect homes and ward-off evil spirits. Daniel Nyadedzor expertly carves the ma more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Dead and Awake' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

George Asante finds inspiration in the mythical beliefs of the Ewe people of Ghana as he replicates this formidable mask. Known as the Akuji mask, it personifies a much beloved king who has passed away. Akuji means "dead and awake" therefore, though more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Deliverance' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Parallel lines represent decorative scarification on the smooth cheeks and forehead of this mask. Echoed by neat rows of braids, they bring visual fascination to a design by Daniel Nyadedzor. He names it Edem, an Ewe word meaning "he has delivered me more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Deliverance' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Horns crown this long sleek mask by Walter Kuma. Defining the eyelashes and horns are brass accents while a repoussé medallion centers the wide forehead. This piece is representative of Ghana's Ewe people. Kuma names it Edem, meaning "God has delive more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Don't Be Lazy' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

"My Akuzo mask wants to tell the world that it doesn't pay to be lazy, so we should all work hard," says Walter Kuma of this sese wood mask. Adorned with florid details embossed in aluminum, the mask bears the stylizations of the Ewe people of the Vo more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Evil Influence' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

A frightening face by Walter Kuma represents a force more powerful than evil. With its glaring eyes and halo of embossed spikes, the mask is used in Ewe ceremonies to exorcise harmful influences. Among this tribe from Ghana's Volta region, rituals ar more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Healing Power' (Ghana)
$73.99

Opening his mouth to intone a magical phrase, this enigmatic personage is believed to possess the power of healing. Masks like this one by Walter Kuma are used among the Ewe people of Ghana's Volta region. They are worn by the priest as he performs r more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Hope' (Ghana)
$66.99

A wide, smooth forehead suggests wisdom and serenity while narrow eyes are thoughtful. Brass repoussé embellishes the handcrafted mask by Daniel Nyadedzor. Incised starburst motifs surround this symbol of hope. Named Dzidefo (To Hope), this mask com more...


Ewe wood mask, 'I Believe' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Walter Kuma presents a mask of dignified elegance stylized after Anlo tribe traditions in Ghana. He carves the mask by hand of sese wood and adorns it with embossed aluminum brass plates and painted motifs. "I named this mask 'Soboa,' which in Ewe la more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Iron Eyes' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Slender and elegant, a youthful visage looks downward impassively. Lavishly embossed plates of brass extend from the arched eyebrows to the base of the narrow nose. This beautiful mask by Victor Yao Delanyo is named Ganku, or "Iron Eyes," in the Ewe more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Leader' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

This mask with a horned headdress symbolizes the leaders of the Ewe people of Ghana. They refer to him as alem and bring out similar replicas during festive ceremonies. George Asante adorns the expressive sese wood mask with embossed brass plates. more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Live with Love and Joy' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Spreading gentle wings across this mask, a bird looks down benevolently on the sleek face. It symbolizes love in this elegant design by Wilson Aboagye. Hand-carved in an elongated diamond shape, the beautiful piece is named Agbaga – "life filled wi more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Love and Affection' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

In the dialect of the Ewe people of Ghana, the word adzinor suggests something full of power, love, and affection. This carving by Ralph Kwasi Agudze depicts a spiritual man, a traditionalist, who exhibits these qualities before all. Hewn from sese w more...


Ewe wood mask, 'One Who Has Patience' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Serenity radiates from this elegant mask by Daniel Nyadedzor. Symmetrical line lends grace to the bearded personage. Crowned by a smaller face, the design depicts Dzidudu – "one who has patience" in the language of Ghana's Ewe people. Embossed bras more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Our Identity' (Ghana)
Now $40.49 - retail $44.99

Sleek and beautiful, this mask by Paul Ntim is named Dzesidodo –"Identity" in the language of the Ewe people in the Volta Region of Ghana. Rich shades of brown and black host net-like patterns that are etched into the wood. He crafts the mask by ha more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Peace' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Historical customs of the Ewe people from the Volta region of Ghana inspire this powerful mask. It is known as Trogbor, which in Akan means "Come back," and it was worn after tribal conflicts as a symbol of reconciliation and peace. Ralph Kwasi Agudz more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Proof of Love' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Daniel Nyadedzor carves this beautiful mask especially for lovers. The almond-shaped face is embellished with brass and accented in red. Named Sanaa ("Prove" in the Ewe language), such pieces are given to a woman whom a man loves very much. It demons more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Protector from Sorcerers' (Ghana)
Now $58.49 - retail $64.99

The stern and ornate face of this sese wood mask personifies the protector of the Ewe people of Ghana. The local priest wears it as he performs the rituals that will protect the community from malevolent sorcerers. Kwame Frimpong details the mask wit more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Red Bird' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Perching on his forehead, a bright bird gazes downward at the handsome personage. Tribal marks cover his alert face, created in burnished aluminum repoussé. Seasoned sese wood lends its smooth grain to a hunter's mask from Ghana's Ewe people. Victor more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Royalty' (Ghana)
Now $79.19 - retail $87.99

A smaller face stands watch at the top of this colorful mask. By Walter Kuma, it is masterfully carved by hand and adorned with embossed brass. He names it Fiawoyome – "Next to the Royals" in the Ewe language. The Ewe people live in Ghana's Volta r more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Show Off' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Ewe youngsters wear this ornate mask when performing the "Atsia" dance. Meaning to "Show Off," the Atsia dance is performed by night offering the young an opportunity to get together and socialize. According to the customs of the Ewe people of Ghana, more...


Ewe wood mask, 'Spirit of Fruitfulness' (Ghana)
Now $38.69 - retail $42.99

This opulent visage is radiant and beautiful. What seem to be loops crown the piece but, on closer observation, they reveal themselves as birds. Meticulously carved by Daniel Nyadedzor, this mask represents Ghana's Ewe people who display it during th more...


Ewe wood mask, 'The Communicator' (Ghana)
Now $89.99 - retail $99.99

By Robert Nortey, this tall, sleek mask is named Earnkaloh, or "Communicator" in the Ewe language. The smooth, symmetrical visage is painted by hand. "It is believed that you can communicate with your maker, our Heavenly Father, through this piece. I more...


Ga wood mask 'Young Woman' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

Embossed brass plates adorn the yellow face of this mask by Robert Nortey. Known as yoo (female), this mask is a replica of those worn by Ga young women for initiation rites. A Ghanaian tribe, the Ga people believe that such rites prepares them for m more...


Ga wood mask, 'Blessed Child' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

The love that the Ga people from Ghana have for their children is dutifully expressed in their colorful artistry. Robert Nortey hand-carves a sese wood replica of the Aban mask, which he decorates with ornate brass plates. Aban is the name given to e more...


Ga wood mask, 'Father' (Ghana)
Now $52.19 - retail $57.99

Juliana Akandas designs a magnificent mask in the style and tradition of the Ga people of Ghana. The mask is known as Tse ataa, meaning "father," and honors the tribe's forefathers. Well-detailed, the mask is adorned with embossed brass and copper pl more...


Ga wood mask, 'Ga Queen Mother' (Ghana)
Now $56.69 - retail $62.99

Every inch a queen, she wears her hair in an elaborate, squared coif. Brass repoussé embellishes the features of this beloved Ghanaian personage. Evans Doe Martey depicts royalty from the Ga tribe in this exquisite mask. Named Mannye, or "Queen Moth more...


Ga wood mask, 'God of Fire' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

Flames race across the face of a powerful personage, immune to their heat. By Sefah Mohammed, this handsome mask depicts a fire god venerated by the early Ga-Adangbe settlers near present day Accra. He carves and paints the elegant piece by hand, add more...


Ga wood mask, 'Honor and Gratitude' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Meaning "gratitude," the shidaa mask of the Ga people in Ghana is a legendary treasure. It is worn on those special ceremonies in which people want to honor and show gratitude to their ancestors. Robert Nortey carves this faithful replica from sese w more...


Ga wood mask, 'In Honor of Fishermen' (Ghana)
Now $56.69 - retail $62.99

Juliana Akandas celebrates the customs and traditions of the Ga people with this extraordinary mask design, shaped like a fish. Inhabitants of Ghana's coastal area, the Ga people are dedicated to fishing by trade; they are also renowned for their fis more...


Ga wood mask, 'Kpalongo Dance Mask' (Ghana)
Now $70.19 - retail $77.99

The Kpalongo mask of the Ga people is destined to be worn by the younger generations. Literally meaning "invitation," the kpalongo dance is rich in theatrical expressions for it offers a range of comedic and playful interpretations. Robert Nortey fai more...


Ga wood mask, 'Prosperous Wisdoms' (Ghana)
Now $80.99 - retail $89.99

"This mask is intended to provide the wisdom and the vision to prosperity," says Robert Nortey of the Bjortwie mask of the Ga people in Ghana. It was once used by people living on farms who believed the mask would indicate the way out of poverty and more...


Ga wood mask, 'Protection' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Inspired by the spiritual art of the Ga people, this mask bears the shape of a fish with the face of two young men. For the Ga, this mask will protect families. Carved by hand of sese wood, the piece is rich in detail and embellished with brass motif more...


Ga wood mask, 'Take Heart' (Ghana)
Now $47.69 - retail $52.99

A solemn face enlivens this mask as it shares the wisdom of the Ga people of Ghana. Known as natsui, it is worn for entertainment during special feasts as it suggests to "take heart." "The Ga people strongly believe that whatever one does in life, on more...


Ga wood mask, 'Thankful' (Ghana)
$87.99

A stylized braid arcs above this slender personage, enhancing the abstract features. Squared eyes give a mystical gaze while elongated features confer grace on this elegant polychrome carving. The mask comes from Ghana's Ga tribe, where they are used more...


Ga wood mask, 'Thanksgiving' (Ghana)
Now $43.19 - retail $47.99

This colorful sese wood mask by Robert Nortey represents the spiritual customs of the Ga people. Hailing from northern Ghana, the Ga people consider the mask to show the gods their appreciation for the blessings they have showered upon them. They cal more...


Ga wood mask, 'To Foresee' (Ghana)
Now $89.99 - retail $99.99

Loyal to tradition, Robert Nortey hand-carves an admirable replica of the shonkye mask of Ghana's Ga people. "Our ancestors would use this mask to foresee the future and reveal what was ahead," says Nortey with pride. more...


Ga wood mask, 'Victorious One' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Ram horns symbolize strength, adorning the headdress of a stern personage. Depicted in deep, bold color, this mask is from the Ga tribe of Ghana. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves the elegant piece by hand and names it Kuniyeli (Victory). more...


Ghanaian calabash mask, 'Bulsa Welcome' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Carved by hand, a calabash takes on human features. Circular eyes repeat the round shape of the gourd, and raffia emulates hair. Issaka Ibrahim presents a mask from the Bulsa people of northern Ghana. "Such masks are used during festivals to welcome more...


Ghanaian calabash mask, 'Sandema Woman' (Ghana)
Now $29.69 - retail $32.99

Issaka Ibrahim transforms a calabash gourd into a dramatic African mask. Carved and painted by hand, it is adorned with long tassels of raffia. It depicts a woman who joins the men in her family to work in the fields. "This mask is representative of more...


Ghanaian ceramic mask, 'Owl' (Ghana)
Now $34.19 - retail $37.99

The eye-catching visage of an owl distinguishes this inventive clay mask from the workshop of Samuel Lovi. Handcrafted with skill and patience, the quality is evidenced in the finely textured finish and striking weathered color scheme. Clay abounds i more...


Ghanaian wood Africa mask, 'Remember Your Past' (Ghana)
Now $40.49 - retail $44.99

With thoughtful features, a personage recalls the past and pays silent tribute to the ancestors. Applications of glowing brass adorn the forehead, and the cheeks are covered with recycled glass beads in brilliant colors. "This mask is used by the peo more...


Ghanaian wood and brass mask, 'Africa Tribute' (Ghana)
$82.99

African women, from every cultural community, are poised and elegant. Their beautiful features express their soul's strong character. Juliana Akandas celebrates the women of Africa with a vivid sese wood mask design that is carved by hand. The mask i more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'A Friendly Ghost' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

Somber, the impressive visage stares from beneath thick brows, long hair drawn back from a wide forehead of vast intelligence. His eyes have seen the great beyond, and he is reaping his just merits. This is not always so. In West Africa, it is believ more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'A Good Heart' (Ghana)
Now $52.19 - retail $57.99

Circles within circles define a handsome mask by Daniel Asante. Wide eyes center a heart-shaped face, and dappled color frames the features. Named Akomapa, or "Good Heart" in the Akan language, the mask comes from Asante's own imagination. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'A Man of Knowledge' (Ghana)
Now $43.19 - retail $47.99

He speaks with the voice of wisdom and learning and all who hear him heed his words. By Godfred France, this elegant mask is crafted by hand, combining African sese wood with brass and aluminum. He names his original design Dankurugu, a Hausa word me more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'A Man of Wealth' (Ghana)
$64.99

Ornate shapes are covered with handcrafted repousse in a mask of opulent beauty. By Godfred France, it combines African sese wood with brass and aluminum for an original design with Ghanaian influence. He names the mask Ankono, a Hausa word meaning " more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Abundance' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

This elongated mask explores symmetry with the narrow nose that arises from a red crest and flows smoothly to just above scarlet lips. Concentric circles surround the eyes and radiate across the entire visage. Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo designs an image fr more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Aburi Fish' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Sinuous fins frame an elongated face sculpted of sese wood. Eric Danquah carves the dramatic profile and embellishes it with brass repoussé. The mask is representative of the area around Aburi, north of Accra. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Akan Afterlife' (Ghana)
Now $79.19 - retail $87.99

Mouth open as if to speak, a young man calls from the past. His stern visage is fierce even in the afterlife. Believed to personify an ancestor, this ghost mask inspires a sensation of awe. Ernestina Oppong Asante carves piece by hand from sese wood. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Akan Blessing' (Ghana)
Now $85.49 - retail $94.99

Carved by hand from African sese wood, this handsome mask exhibits an exquisite equilibrium of form and size. The rich textures of aluminum repoussé enhance its beauty, while beach pebbles center the forehead. Otchere Raymond delves into his creativ more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Akwapim King' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Sober yet elegant, this handsome mask depicts a king among Ghana's Akwapim people. Intricate brass repoussé on his cheeks emulates ritual scarification. This beautiful piece comes from George Asante's talent and expertise. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Akwapim Rain God' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

Clouds form on the forehead and the face seems blown by stormy winds. An ox gazes at the life-giving rain with stolid gratitude. Complex and beautiful, this mask represents the god Amosu, known to be a giver of rain. By Walter Kuma, it comes from the more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'All Seeing God' (Ghana)
Now $80.99 - retail $89.99

From their vantage point in the heavens, birds have a privileged view of the earth. They alight on the forehead of this three-eyed deity. Carved by Abdul Karim Star, the mask represents a god venerated by Ghana's Dagomba tribe. It is believed to be a more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'All's Well' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

The akh-en-aton mask enquires after one's wellbeing, or else issues an assuring statement. Literally meaning "it is well with you," this mask personifies the customs of the Akwapim people from Aburi. Walter Kuma celebrates Akwapim artistry with an ex more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Alms Giver' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Shaped like a seed, this personage exemplifies the Islamic principle of zakah, or "alms for the poor." Triangles of richly embossed brass surround the mask like a halo, contrasting with the smooth, symmetrical features. Wilson Aboagye creates a hands more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ancestor Protector' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Walter Kuma carves a fascinating mask in honor of his Aburi ancestors. They believe the sese wood mask represents a legendary ancestor who will return from the dead, protect the living, and guide them to the hereafter. Ancestors' masks are proudly wo more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Antelope' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Victor Yao Delanyo crafts the ornate mask of a karumba ("antelope"), believed to drive away the spirits of the deceased. The Arinbinda people from Upper Volta wear this mask during a mourning period; they tie the mask around their head with their pla more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Astute Warrior' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

Nondescript features could be any man in this handsome mask designed by Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo. "Warriors of Ghana's Zuglo tribe used this mask as a camouflage, disguising themselves during battle so that their enemies couldn't identify them," she expl more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bakota' (Ghana)
Now $98.99 - retail $109.99

This beautiful piece by Eric Darko is hewn from the powerful essence of African sese wood. A Bakota mask is used for festivity and celebration. It features the characteristics of an elderly man with a small beard, while above the face another head sy more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Be Persistent' (Ghana)
$49.99

Crafted and painted by hand, this colorful mask is the work of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. Embossed aluminum adorns the cheeks for contrast and textural interest, and the white tonalities come from applications of clay. An original design from his own imagi more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Beaded Krobo Maiden' (Ghana)
$49.99

Crowned by a circular headdress, a young woman boasts a wide band of multicolor beads across her forehead. Brass repoussé adorns her cheeks and subtle color highlights her maidenly beauty. Named Dzome, or "Beads," this hand-carved mask by Victor Yao more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bearded Prince' (Ghana)
Now $58.49 - retail $64.99

Lavish textures in brass repoussé give a regal look to this beautiful mask. By George Asante, it depicts a prince from the Akwapim people from the Aburi area of Ghana. The elegant visage boasts bushy eyebrows and a slender beard. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Beautiful African Woman' (Ghana)
Now $80.99 - retail $89.99

Carved from sese wood and meticulously painted by hand, this mask is Juliana Akandas' own original image of a woman with an elaborate coif and colorful features. "I was inspired by the beauty of the African woman to come out with this mask. The way s more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Beautiful' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Smooth features are serene and symmetrical. Hand-carved by Nana Adu Amankwapam I, this handsome mask arises from his own creative imagination. "I was inspired by the beauty of the color black," he confides. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Beauty and Patience' (Ghana)
Now $76.49 - retail $84.99

Mysterious and beautiful, this design conveys a sensation of tranquility. Aluminum repoussé embellishes the cheeks and forehead of this stunning African mask. Carved from sese wood and meticulously painted by hand, this mask arises from Juliana Akan more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Beauty Queen' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

This carving represents an attractive lady who lives in Aburi. She is known to be very beautiful and also comes in first in their beauty contests. By George Asante, the ornate mask with brass repoussé communicates her pride and grace. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Betrothed' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

"This is a bridal mask used for protection by Lambushi women in northern Ghana. It is customary for a bride to wear the mask when she gets betrothed, only to reveal her face to her husband when he places a ring on her finger," explains designer Evely more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird Guardian' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

By Anna Yawson, this elegant mask is covered with intricate textures and subtle color. It is carved by hand and adorned with embossed aluminum. A bird alights on the head and reaches down with a gentle beak as though protecting this noble personage. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird Man' (Ghana)
$58.99

Carved by hand from African African rubberwood, this handsome mask is decorated with colorful beads. A bird on the forehead is a symbol of victory. "Birds once destroyed their crops, but the Mamprusi people of Northern Ghana have overcome this proble more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird of Fortune' (Ghana)
Now $89.99 - retail $99.99

Hand carved from African sese wood, this beautiful mask is covered with beads of recycled glass. Abdul Karim Star takes his inspiration from the area around Salaga in Northern Ghana. "Fishermen use this mask when going fishing," he says. "The bird on more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird of Peace' (Ghana)
Now $58.49 - retail $64.99

A bird symbolizes peace, and perches protectively on the forehead of this beautiful mask. Carved by Eric Danquah, it is a ceremonial piece from Aburi in Ghana. Vivid red colors the eyes and lower lip while brass repoussé surrounds the symmetrical fe more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird of Success' (Ghana)
Now $43.19 - retail $47.99

"Nkunim anomaa" simply means a bird that brings success in one's life. A striking mask by Daniel Nyadedzor, it features a bird resting on the forehead as regional designs evolve around its face. Aluminum plates adorn the elegantly carved "sese" wood, more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bird Spirit' (Ghana)
$68.99

A harbinger of peace, knowledge and love, a graceful bird adorns the headdress of this mask. The smooth features beneath are calm and handsome. This piece comes from the Akwapim people from the area around Aburi in Ghana. It is masterfully carved by more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Blessings' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

"Knowing that blessings come from above, the human race needs to bless each other just as God blesses us," says Ghanaian artisan Peter Wolfgang Nkrumah. His design depicts a serene personage with eyes closed in prayer. Richly dappled textures cover t more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Brave Fighter' (Ghana)
$48.99

His face is lean and narrow, his features a mystery as befits his name – Apugu, "the brave fighter" in the Hausa language. Crafted by hand of African sese wood, the mask is the work of Godfred France. "Such masks are used by the people of Kabube-Na more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bravery' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

In West African societies, horns are often a symbol of strength and courage. Designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo achieves a powerful image as she creates a traditional mask from Northern Ghana. Named Nukuta or "Bravery," such masks were worn when going to more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bringing Good News' (Ghana)
Now $137.69 - retail $152.99

This work from Robanty Limited depicts a Ghanaian linguist, symbolizing the bearer of good news. Artisans carve the mask from sese wood, as brass plates complement the rounded features and contrast against a finish of black polish. He names it Nana k more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Bulisa Hunter' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

Hunters by nature, the Bulisa people of Ghana honor the best with masks adorned with the animals they are better known for hunting. For this sese wood replica, Issaka Ibrahim selects lizards and antelopes, which he shapes by hand with a mixture of ch more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Caring Mother' (Ghana)
$71.99

She is elegant with a halo of stars and ornate repoussé motifs. Her eyes are golden, her lips red. Godfred France creates this beautiful African mask in an original design he names Inbuku, "Caring" in the Hausa language. "I came up with this mask ba more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Cat Warrior' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

A feline face appears on the forehead of a bearded warrior, inspiring in him the grace and ferocity of a jungle cat. Narrowing to a pointed chin, the elongated face represents northern Ghana's Navorongo tribe. Frank Obiri-Ntow carves and paints the m more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Celebrate Peace' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Symbolizing peace, this rounded mask celebrates the customs of Ghana's Aburi people. Eric Danquah carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring a bird on the forehead looking down into the face. Expertly embossed aluminum adorns the mask, which is usua more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Center of Beauty' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Stars dance on her forehead and brass sun disks glow on her cheeks. Surrounded by a halo, this enchanting mask is the work of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He carves it from seasoned African rubberwood and paints the piece by hand. Arising from the artisan's more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ceremonial Mask' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

This festive mask by Wilson Aboagye celebrates the festive traditions of Ghana's Dagomba people. Aboagye carves the mask by hand from sese wood and lavishly decorates it with embossed brass plates. The mask is worn during important ceremonies and rit more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Chief of Peace' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

This mask of powerful beauty honors Yaa Naa, the most important of chiefs of the Dagomba people from northern Ghana. He is credited with bringing peace to the region. Walter Kuma honors this legendary chief with a sese wood mask that is adorned with more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Child Returned' (Ghana)
Now $52.19 - retail $57.99

Circular motifs adorn each cheek while stripes converge on the forehead in this mask by Evans Doe Martey. He names it Donkor, a Twi tribe term meaning "don't go." When a mother continuously loses a child to death, Africans believe it is the act of an more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Courage' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Tall, strong horns symbolize strength and bravery in this handsome mask. Designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo achieves a powerful image as she creates a traditional West African image. Such masks are carried by warriors to demonstrate their courage. "The po more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Courageous Warrior' (Ghana)
$77.99

Majestic horns rise above his stern countenance, emphasizing his intense expression. Ntoaso (to continue) is a courageous warrior, winning the battles that his ancestors can no longer fight. Ernestina Oppong Asante fearlessly establishes her niche in more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Crowned by Ducks' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Ducks crown an enigmatic visage, whose mouth turns down in a frown. Stern eyes are centered by an embossed brass plate and colorful trade seed beads form the moustache. Working in sese wood, Nana Adu Amankwapam I designs a mask of unusual beauty. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dagomba Chief' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

A wide forehead, narrow chin and sensuous lips characterize this mask by Wilson Aboagye. It depicts a young chieftain from Ghana's Dagomba tribe. Gleaming brass repoussé covers his smooth features, enhancing his innate nobility. Masks like this are more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dagomba Soothsayer' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

"This mask is worn by the Booka (soothsayer) of the Dagomba people in Ghana when victims of a burglary request his help. They believe the mask will tell them who broke into their home," explains Sefah Mohammed. He carves this extraordinary sese wood more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dance Mask' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Carved by hand from native sese wood, this handsome mask is an original design by Awudu Saaed. The bearded personage is crowned by a stylized bird. Enhanced with embossed brass and aluminum, the mask features applications of copper wire. The artisan more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dancing Bull' (Ghana)
Now $56.69 - retail $62.99

A sign of strength, long bull horns crown this proud personage of aristocratic bearing. This mask by designer Juliana Akandas is used by the people of the Bulisa tribe in upper east Ghana during their Eiork festival. Worn during the festival dance pe more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dancing Maiden' (Ghana)
$69.99

Sefah Mohammed finds inspiration in the art and customs of Ghana's Ada people. He crafts an ornate sese wood mask featuring painted details and embossed aluminum plates. Known as Fiami ("Call me"), the mask is worn by virgin girls when dancing at the more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dawn River God' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Serene and lovely, Otokpa bows a graceful head. In West Africa, Otokpa is a river god who appears only at dawn; the years in which the benevolent spirit is seen are believed to be very prosperous. Designer Nana Adu Amankwapam presents the countenance more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dawn' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

With furrowed brow and watchful eyes, this mask by designer Nana Adu Amankwapam portrays a Fanti god. Plates of embossed brass add intricate texture to the smooth expanse of sese wood. Worshipped at dawn, this deity protects believers who venture for more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dear Father' (Ghana)
Now $80.99 - retail $89.99

"I designed this mask in honor of father's everywhere. It is inspired by the memory of my own father, who used to tell me folk stories when I was a child, and who always showered me with unconditional love," says Juliana Akandas fondly. She carves th more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Densu Priest' (Ghana)
$49.99

Embossed brass adorns the features of an imposing African mask. By Awudu Saaed, it depicts a fetish priest of the Densu River area in Ghana's Akan lowlands. "There was once a lack of rainfall for a long period and the people became worried," he says. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Diviner' (Ghana)
Now $76.49 - retail $84.99

His scarlet eyes see far beyond the earthly vale and he speaks with the authority of a soothsayer. This beautiful and mystical personage represents a diviner among Ghana's Akwapim people from the Aburi area. Hand-carved by Walter Kuma, the mask featu more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Don't Jump to Conclusions' (Ghana)
Now $70.19 - retail $77.99

An elongated oval slopes to a delicate point, divided into measured fields. Juliana Akandas' design transforms sese wood into a beautiful mask, hand-painted in glowing colors. Deftly handling three-dimensional geometry, she covers the cheeks and fore more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Dzonu Warrior' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

This extraordinary mask is inspired by the traditions of the Dzonu people of Ghana's Volta Region. Featuring a bird looking downward, it was usually gifted to brave warriors. Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo designs the mask, carved from local sese wood and ador more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Evil Spirits' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Seeming to speak, red lips open to call out a warning perceived through wide eyes. Juliana Akandas designs a beautiful mask embellished with rich brass repoussé and painted by hand. Colorful beads and tufts of cotton thread pierce the nose, and the more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Executioner' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Carved by hand from seasoned sese wood, this mask depicts an executioner from Ghana's Nanumba people. "Murderers are sent before this personage," Nana Adu Amankwapam I explains. "Yet before he performs his task, he prays to the ancestors for permissi more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fair Play' (Ghana)
Now $83.69 - retail $92.99

This long, slender face is crowned with a rounded hat; its expression is impassive and knowing. Intricate textures cover the features and adorn the neatly trimmed beard. By Walter Kuma, the mask comes from Ghana's Akwapim people from the area around more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Family Unity' (Ghana)
Now $103.49 - retail $114.99

"With this mask, I explain my vision of family unity – father, mother and child," says Otchere Raymond. Deftly carving Ghanaian sese wood, he paints the authentic African mask by hand and applies sheets of embossed aluminum for texture. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fanti Girl' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Long and slender, this striking mask comes from Rita Addo Zakour. Its minimalist line perfectly complements the ornate textures of lavish aluminum repoussé. Zakour names the mask Nketiabah, a girl's name among the Fanti people of central Ghana. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Father's Love' (Ghana)
Now $76.49 - retail $84.99

"I dedicate this design to fathers everywhere, in gratitude for their love and protection," says Juliana Akandas sincerely. The mask is carved by hand from sese wood and decorated with painted details and ornate aluminum plates. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fire Master' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Painted by hand, the colors of fire illuminate this mask by Juliana Akandas. Its smooth sese wood features are enhanced with the intricate texture of brass repoussé. Closed eyes and a toothy grin add enigma to the personage. A nose ornament and earr more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'First Fruit' (Ghana)
$84.99

This handsome mask takes the shape of ripe fruit from the first harvest. Its handsome features seem to sing in a beautiful ritual of thanks. Walter Kuma carves the piece by hand to represent the customs of the Dagomba people of northern Ghana. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fisherman's Luck' (Ghana)
$73.99

Perched on the crown of this sese wood mask is a bird that augurs good fishing. Sefah Mohammed crafts a spectacular replica of the Krachi mask, believed to have the power to ensure a bountiful catch. It is worn by the people of Kete-Krachi in Ghana's more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'For Love's Sake' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Two faces depict man and woman, united in one beautiful mask. Carved and painted by hand, this exceptional piece comes from Peter Wolfgang Nkrumah. "People do all they can just to stay in love with what they desire. Love unites all, love is one. Love more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fortunes' (Ghana)
$75.99

This bright and colorful mask celebrates the start of the Homowo Festival of Ghana's Ga people. According to custom, long ago people were starving due to a lack of rain and no harvest. Eventually the rains returned and Homowo (from homo meaning hunge more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Frafra Red Robin' (Ghana)
Now $103.49 - retail $114.99

Imposing and beautiful, an African personage carries the image of a bird on his forehead. Gleaming brass surrounds the face in radiance, and a deep voice seems to emanate from the open mouth. Representing an ancestor, this handsome mask comes from th more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Frighten Death Away' (Ghana)
Now $35.99 - retail $39.99

Pale markings cover the dark contours of a somber mask by Gordon Adu. He names it Donkor, a Twi term (a tribe in Ghana) meaning "don't go." When a mother continuously loses a child to death, Africans believe it is the act of an evil spirit. Marks are more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Frightening' (Ghana)
$49.49

A stern visage seems to scowl, at the same time eliciting awe. Powerful in its beauty, this mask is embellished with finely embossed plates of brass and aluminum, and artfully painted by hand. "The masks are seen in the area of Lawra in the Upper Wes more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ghana Champion' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

A serene visage with full lips shows an impassive expression. This extraordinary mask by Victor Yao Delanyo is adorned with applications of richly embossed brass on forehead and cheeks. Gevi means "bear" in the language of the Ghanaian Kpando tribe; more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ghanaian Healer' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Serene features seem to gaze toward the realm of the spirits, elegantly portrayed by Victor Yao Delanyo. Skillfully carving smooth sese wood, he creates a mask from the Akwapim people of eastern Ghana. Young boys in special dress wear such masks duri more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ghanaian Lady' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Wide cheekbones, a narrow chin and sensuous lips characterize this mask by Wilson Aboagye. It depicts a lady from Ghana who wears her hair in a sleek chignon of tiny braids. Gleaming brass repoussé covers her smooth features, enhancing her innate be more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Go in Peace' (Ghana)
Now $34.19 - retail $37.99

Chief carver Nana Frimpong creates a mask of impressive beauty in honor of peace. He calls his design Ko Asomdwiem ("go in peace") and carves it by hand from sese wood featuring strong angular features. Painted black, the mask boasts the allure of ae more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'God is My Guide' (Ghana)
$42.99

Symmetrical features are serene beneath Ghana's famed Gye Nyame. Revered throughout the country, this adinkra symbol means "I fear none except God." Godfred France presents a hand carved mask of his own design. "I believe that without God, I can do n more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'God is Supreme' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Etched by hand in sese wood, rich textures define hair, eyebrows and lush lashes in a reverent mask by Godfred France. On the forehead, Ghana's famed Gye Nyame symbol with its rotating form means, "I fear none except God." Known as an adinkra symbol, more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'God with Three Faces' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

This imposing mask by George Asante depicts an Akwapim deity from the Aburi area of Ghana. Beautifully carved and painted by hand, it features ornate brass repoussé. Three faces gaze in all directions while the god roams the night. The faces represe more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Gologo Festival' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Festive color distinguishes this beautiful mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. Carved by hand from seasoned African rubberwood, it is adorned with accents in gleaming brass. Bright beads form geometric patterns on the cheeks and depict a bird on the forehea more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Fortune' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

This enigmatic mask represents kra po – good fortune for the the Akwapim people from the Aburi area of Ghana. The triangular face slopes to a narrow chin covered in embossed brass. Rectangular eyes dominate the upper portion of the visage while an more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Fortune' (Ghana)
$55.99

Named Anoko, Ewe for "Good Fortune," this opulent mask is covered with rich repoussé textures. On the forehead, the gye nyame Adinkra symbol proclaims God's supremacy. Eric Danquah handcrafts a design that arises from his own imagination and knowled more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Luck' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

His even features are adorned with colorful tattoos and rich visual textures as Godfred France creates a mask of his own design. Neatly combed hair contributes to a sense of well-being and affluence. This beautiful African mask depicts a person with more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Message' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Combining geometric shapes, Walter Kuma carves an impressive mask. The handsome personage wears a headdress while embossed aluminum brings rich textures. Named Asempa – "Good Message" – this mask arises from the artisan's own imagination. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Star' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

The Akwapim people from eastern Ghana believe Nsoroma pa will bring them good luck. Meaning "Good Star," it takes the form of a mask through Walter Kuma's artistic talent. He carves the mask by hand from local sese wood, procuring a detailed face tha more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Things at Harvest' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Warm earth colors cover the smooth features of a Ghanaian mask. Masterfully carved and painted by hand, it is representative of the Akwapim people from the area around Aburi. Walter Kuma names his creation Addae Pa, meaning "good thing," as these mas more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Good Tidings' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

A personage smiles with delight as a bird alights on his forehead, caressing his face with its beak. By Paul Ntim, this enchanting African mask is carved by hand and embellished with sheets of embossed aluminum. "The people of Bume in the Volta Regio more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Great One' (Ghana)
Now $76.49 - retail $84.99

Working in the style of West Africa, Peter Wolfgang Nkrumah designs an original mask. The elongated face reveals concave features that surround the slender nose. Diamond patterns on cheeks and forehead suggest ritual scarification. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Greatest God' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Horns create the sensation of soaring height in this exceptional West African mask. By George Asante, it depicts the deity Obudumama, known to be the greatest god. Asante carves a design that originates with the Akwapim people from the Aburi area of more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Guan Man' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Frank Obiri-Ntow depicts a mask from the Guan people, one of Ghana's six main ethnic groups. Hewn by hand from native sese wood, the even features receive an intricate geometric texture of rectilinear shapes, created with a knife. Beaded earrings of more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Guan Rituals' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Carved from seasoned sese wood, a mask takes shape in the hands of Frank Obiri-Ntow. He depicts a personage from the Guan people, one of Ghana's six main ethnic groups. Used during rituals, the piece is painted by hand with red detailing and receives more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Happiness' (Ghana)
$46.99

Carved by hand from native sese wood, this elegant mask is an original design by Awudu Saaed. The cheerful personage is enhanced by aluminum with richly ornate textures. The artisan names the mask Anigye, "Happiness" in the Akan language. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Harvest Dance' (Ghana)
$53.99

Robert Nortey celebrates the customs of the Dagomba people with this bright sese wood mask. Originating from northern Ghana, the Dagomba people wear this dance mask when consulting their gods for a good harvest. The dance is characterized by gaiety a more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Harvest God' (Ghana)
Now $43.19 - retail $47.99

With furrowed forehead, an inscrutable visage squints in bright sunlight. His smooth features are bordered with braid-like bands of texture. A faithful replica of masks used in northern Ghana, this work by Victor Yao Delanyo is sculpted of sese wood more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Hausa Cattleman' (Ghana)
$59.99

By Awudu Saaed, this handsome mask is his own design. Golden repoussé contrasts with sleek areas of red and black. On the forehead, a cow appears in profile. The Ghanaian artisan names this mask Shanu, "Cow" in the Hausa language. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Historian' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

"The elderly people in our community have knowledge of all the things that happened in the past. They sometimes sit down with us, the young ones, to tell us about these things. I came up with this mask to honor such elderly men. I choose the title of more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Home Rock' (Ghana)
Now $125.99 - retail $139.99

Abdul Karim Star creates a stunning replica of the Zolkoli mask, worn by the Dagbon people of northern Ghana. In the 16th century, the Dagbon people honored the zolkoli mask believing it would provide rocks for building, as its name implies. Abdul Ka more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Honor the Ancestors' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

This handsome mask by Eric Danquah features an Adinkra symbol embossed on the forehead. This is understood as "go back to your roots," a message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward. Carved by hand, the mask is named Anim more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Horned One' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Crowned in horns, a somber visage makes an imposing sight. Artisans from Akoma choose the traditional shape of the West African horn mask to create this superlative sculpture in sese wood. Horns are said to represent power in Ghanaian society, and me more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Horned Zebra' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Boasting tall horns, this mask is striped to resemble a zebra. The handsome visage reveals elegant symmetry in its form and patterns. A member of the Dagomba people of northern Ghana, Abdul Karim Star adapts images from his own culture as he demonstr more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Hunters Shout' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Jubilant, a handsome young man cries out in triumph. Paul Ntim depicts the personage in a hand carved sese wood mask. He names it Bomka, which means "shout loudly" in the Twi language. "After a hectic hunting spree, the young men of Adeiso village in more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'I Am Not That Ugly Inside' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

This horror mask is known as Minti Saa Mimu, meaning "I'm not that ugly on the inside." It should not be viewed as ghastly, but rather as a commentary on the error of superficiality. From Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso, this Ghanaian mask is carv more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'In Silence' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

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 a more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Kind Neighbor' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

"In my neighborhood, there is an elderly gentleman who is very kind," says Ghanaian artisan Anna Yawson. "He inspired this mask." She works in seasoned African sese wood, carved by hand and embellished with applications of aluminum. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'King Gorilla' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Captivated by the beliefs and traditions of the Aburi people from Ghana, Walter Kuma carves this fascinating sese wood mask. For the Aburi, animals represent certain personality traits that can be conferred to the wearer. The gorilla is regarded as a more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'King of the Birds' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

A bird with a long slender beak dominates this original design by Awudu Saaed. Carved by hand from seasoned sese wood, the mask features embossed brass and aluminum, and applications of copper wire. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'King of the Insect World' (Ghana)
Now $61.19 - retail $67.99

Taking human form, an insect is lord of his kingdom. Ghana's Anna Yawson presents an intriguing mask that combines sleek surfaces with the intricate textures of embossed aluminum. "My love for all animals has led me to craft several animals using woo more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'King's Mask' (Ghana)
Now $121.49 - retail $134.99

Colorful and regal, this mask is worn by the Yendi king during the fire festival. "As soon as he puts it on, the people bow down in reverence to his authority," says Abdul Karim Star of this lavish Ghanaian mask. He carves it by hand of sese wood and more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Krukudu Bird' (Ghana)
$60.99

Outlined in copper, a bird poses on the forehead of this imposing African mask. An elephant crowns the figure, its trunk caressing the forehead. "A victorious warrior of the Ga people in Ghana's Greater Accra Region is given this piece to show that, more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Lawra Long Bird' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

A bird perches atop this elongated mask by Godfred France, and leans forward to caress the forehead with its beak. Adorned with triangles of polished brass, pebbles and colorful beads, this mask is worn by a palace elder of the Lawra people, in the U more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Let Peace Reign' (Ghana)
$41.49

Hopeful, Chief Carver Nana Frimpong designs an original mask so that it may grant him a wish, that peace may reign. He carves it by hand from sese wood and decorates it with a long protrusion over the nose. "It is meant to be a bridge that joins quar more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Long Face' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Eyes slant upward at the same angle that cheeks move downward, crossing this visage with an "X." Elongated with an extended forehead and hairdo, the mask ends with a goatee beard. Victor Yao Delanyo crafts a handsome sese wood piece he names Doggo, o more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Love Me' (Ghana)
$54.99

A stately beauty pervades a mask with innate dignity. Regal yet not imperious, a personage wears a tall headdress. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu transforms native African rubberwood into an African mask of his own design. He names it Sooni, a Hausa word meanin more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Lucky Star' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

A smooth round face appears in the center of a twinkling star. The handsome contrast of shapes and textures makes this mask a fascinating example of Ghanaian art. By Walter Kuma, it features brass and copper inlay. He names it Nsoroma Pa, which means more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Man of Fire' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

This imposing mask depicts a blazing fire on the forehead. Carved by hand from African African rubberwood, it is representative of the people of Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu names the mask Ogya, an Akan word more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Man of Peace' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

A man of deep faith, Peter Wolfgang Nkrumah designs a handsome mask based on West African tradition. A tree-like image appears on the smooth forehead and the simplified features are symmetrical and harmonious. "The peace of God that passes all unders more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Manly Chieftain' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Crowned by a turban, the chief is an imposing figure. The opulence of embossed brass covers his aristocratic features, applied to polished sese wood. Victor Yao Delanyo represents a personage from the Akwapim tribe in Ghana; these stylized masks are more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Matriarch' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

A long stern face with white eyebrows symbolizes Mamapanyi, or elderly woman. For the Aburi people of Ghana, Mamapanyi is the family's matriarch in charge of the women. She oversees everything pertaining to the women's lives, including marriage. Wils more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Monkey Mirage' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

Daniel Asante's admiration of monkeys inspires him in the design of this original mask. "Not everyone can afford to have a monkey at home, so I thought having a monkey mask would be a good alternative," says the master carver. He crafts the sese wood more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Nanumba Festival' (Ghana)
Now $70.19 - retail $77.99

Intricate patterns in embossed aluminum cover a handsome, elongated face. By Abubakari Alhassan, this mask is representative of the Nanumba people in the Ghanaian town of Bimbila. Such masks are used during the annual yam festival, a time of enjoymen more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Necessary Wisdom' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

Thoughtful eyes ponder the questions of life in a peaceful visage. Centered by a knot, the forehead reveals intricate textures that also encircle the eyes. Juliana Akandas designs a beautiful mask, sculpted and painted by hand. "Life is a process inv more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Next of Kin' (Ghana)
Now $76.49 - retail $84.99

Narrowed eyes are impassive; the lips are set. This mask by Juliana Akandas represents a decision already taken. "In the olden days in Fonbesi, a village in Ghana's Upper Easter Region, this mask took the place of a last will and testament," the arti more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'No Fear' (Ghana)
Now $40.49 - retail $44.99

Carved from sese wood, this mask by Gordon Adu bears a traditional Adinkra symbol on the forehead. These communicate popular wisdom to the people. The impressive Gye Nyame symbol with its rotating movements is understood as "I fear none except God." more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Northern Ghanaian Warrior' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Elongated and sharp as a spear, the stern visage of a great chief assures he will be remembered. Nana Adu Amankwapam designs a sofo, or "warrior" in the language of northern Ghana. Delicate beadwork adds color, while applications of embossed brass em more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Odo Bird' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

The animal or bird displayed on this type of traditional West African mask may vary according to the tribe or the occasion for use. Featuring a bird centered on the top of its head, masks such as this are worn while dancing at festivals. Odo simply m more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Okomfo Warning' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Gordon Adu crafts a faithful replica of the okomfo mask created by the Aburi people of Ghana. Meaning "fetish," the okomfo would appear in the forest as a warning not to enter for evil things were going on there. "To this day, just the word 'okomfo' more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Organize Yourself' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

Tall and imposing, this elegant African mask is carved and painted by hand. Otchere Raymond painstakingly transforms native sese wood into dramatic images. He names this original design Boaboa wo ho, an Akan word meaning "organize yourself." more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Origins' (Ghana)
Now $53.99 - retail $59.99

Gordon Adu designs and carves a sese wood mask of powerful artistry. "I call it Kisa, meaning 'tribal mark' in the language of the Kusasi people from northern Ghana," says the master carver. Facial scarifications have different meanings throughout Af more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Owo Snake' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

A magnificent wooden Owo mask evokes the glory of West African culture, handcrafted by master artisan Daniel Nyadedzor. "Owo," pronounced "owwor" in the local dialect, means snake. A mystical mask, it has two intertwined snakes reclining on the crest more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Peaceful Successor' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

His long, narrow face is shaped like a seed — promise of new life. By Rita Addo Zakour, this elegant mask is crafted by hand and adorned with embossed aluminum. Based on centuries of Ghanaian tradition, the design arises from the artisan's own imag more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Person from Avedzi' (Ghana)
Now $92.69 - retail $102.99

This lavishly detailed mask by Ralph Kwasi Agudze is a study in symmetry. Sculpted of naturally dried sese wood, it represents a wise elder; embellishments of textured brass and copper imply his royal status. The warm wood is finished in dark tan and more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Playful Lizard' (Ghana)
$75.99

A little lizard frolics in the West African sunshine, pausing for a nap on a handsome mask by Anna Yawson. Atop the face is a small mask that suggests ancestors watching over their descendants. Richly textured repoussé adds visual interest. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Priestess of Peace' (Ghana)
$60.99

Beautiful and mystical, this mask personifies Asomdwe Nana, the priestess from central Ghana who brought peace to the region. "We should allow peace to reign on Earth, because where there is peace, love grows," believes Nii Okaija Annan. He carves th more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Prophesy' (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

An original design by Walter Kuma, this mask depicts a personage with sleek features of sese wood. The artisan names the piece Nkomhye, an Akan word which means "to prophesy." more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Prosperity' (Ghana)
Now $62.99 - retail $69.99

This highly ornate Aburi mask represents good luck and prosperity. The Aburi people of eastern Ghana wear this mask on special celebrations. Nana Adu Amankwapam I designs the sese wood mask, richly adorned with brass and aluminum motifs. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Protect the Forest' (Ghana)
$43.99

This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Gh more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Protect the Jungle' (Ghana)
$45.49

This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Gh more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Protector' (Ghana)
Now $94.49 - retail $104.99

Carved by hand from African sese wood, this handsome mask exhibits an exquisite equilibrium of form and size. The rich textures of aluminum repoussé enhance its beauty, while beach pebbles center the headdress. Otchere Raymond delves into his creati more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Proud Successor' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

His long, narrow face is shaped like a seed — promise of new life. Designed by Rita Addo Zakour, this elegant mask is crafted by hand and adorned with embossed aluminum. Based on centuries of Ghanaian tradition, the design arises from the artisan's more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Prudence' (Ghana)
$38.49

A wide forehead suggests the wisdom of experience. Eyes are watchful and the mouth is prudently closed. This personage listens, observes and thinks before taking action. Carving African sese wood, Nana Frimpong creates a mask of his own design. more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Queen Mother Yirenkyiwa' (Ghana)
Now $74.69 - retail $82.99

Elegant brass repoussé adorns the face of a woman. This exquisite African mask by George Asante represents Yirenkyiwa, the first queen mother of Asona, a clan of the Akwapim. She is remembered for her love and how she cared for the clan. The Akwapim more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Queen of Nature' (Ghana)
$79.99

Juliana Akandas honors nature with this verdant mask of her own creation. "When we plant trees and plants we preserve the world as well as humankind, therefore we should try to preserve nature," suggests Akandas. Her design is hand carved from sese w more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Queen of Unity' (Ghana)
$65.99

This serenely beautiful personage comes from the Gonja people of northern Ghana. Rich textures cover the symmetrical features, achieved through applications of aluminum repoussé and white clay. By Sefah Mohammed, it is a type of mask once used by th more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Rain God' (Ghana)
Now $56.69 - retail $62.99

Gordon Adu presents an impressive hand-carved mask traditionally worn to honor the Rain God. Its stylized elegance is inspired by the artistry of northern Ghana, which Adu replicates with exquisite detail. Known as Rawu meaning "rain," this sese wood more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Relax' (Ghana)
$44.99

Daniel Nyadedzor names this beautiful mask for Mangoase, a town in eastern Ghana. Townspeople enjoy relaxing in the shade of mango trees that abound there. "I carved this piece to exhibit the significance of recreation," Nyadedzor says. Shaped like a more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Remember Me' (Ghana)
$65.99

Eagles face in opposite directions, taking an attitude of vigilance in this hand-carved mask by Eric Danquah. The work reveals subtle hand-painted colors, and intricate patterns in embossed aluminum complete the piece. Named Nanum, "Remember Me" in t more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Riddles' (Ghana)
Now $67.49 - retail $74.99

Combining geometric shapes, Walter Kuma carves an impressive mask. The handsome personage wears a tall headdress shaped like a fish; parallel lines etched into the wood lend a sense of tranquility to the mask. Named Aborom – "Riddles" in the Akan l more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Ritual' (Ghana)
Now $65.69 - retail $72.99

This beautiful mask comes from the Gurunshie tribal area in northern Ghana. Ram horns curl from the headdress, and the serene personage wears colorful earrings. Evans Doe Martey names this mask Aakubudu, which refers to ancestor worship, ritual cerem more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'River Goddess' (Ghana)
Now $44.99 - retail $49.99

Long eyelashes and neatly plaited hair distinguish this gracious lady. Wilson Aboagye depicts a figure linked to the Osubo River in Ghana. During the annual festival, the priestess of the town will go and take her bath in the river and normally this more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'River Rites' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Ornate patterns in low relief ripple across smooth sese wood features. With watchful eyes, this personage seems to speak. "I was inspired when I visited the river in Konsuo village in Eastern Ghana," Frank Obiri-Ntow confides. He carves a mask used t more...


Ghanaian wood mask, 'Royal Guan Dancer' (Ghana)
Now $49.49 - retail $54.99

Frank Obiri-Ntow depicts a mask from the Guan people, one of Ghana's six main ethnic groups. Hewn by hand from native sese wood, the even features receive an intricate geometric texture of parallel lines, created with a knife. "Such masks are used wh more...

 

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