Handmade Sese Wood and Aluminum Adinkra Mask from Ghana, "Great Gye Nyame"
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Working with local artisans in Ghana, Victoria Agyepomaa designs this stunning mask that is hand carved from sese wood to resemble a woman's face. The cheeks and forehead of the mask are covered with textured aluminum repoussé metalwork, which creates a lovely contrast against the hand-painted wood. A black adinkra symbol called gye nyame sits at the center of the forehead and represents the immortality of God. Adinkra symbols are believed to have their origin an ancient kingdom that once stood where Ivory Coast is today in West Africa.
- 0.71 kgs
- 1.6 lbs
- 46 cm H x 16 cm W x 5 cm D
- 18" H x 6.25" W x 2" D
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.
Victoria Agyepomaa has received a $800 microcredit loan with 0% interest.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.