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African Wood Mask, "Sign of Protection"

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A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates a mask that... more

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A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates a mask that arises from his own imagination. Its serene circular shape is harmonious, balanced by big round eyes and a gently rounded mouth. But it is the rich repoussé ornamentation that distinguishes this handcrafted work of art. It is named Gratu, a Hausa word that means "protection."

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 26 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 10.25" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood, brass and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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From Sacramento, ca

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10/05/2019

"Absolutely beautiful"

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This mask is to perfection from the detail of work a must have.

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Sign of Protection, African Wood Mask

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08/15/2019

"Exquisitely done."

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I?m intrigued by the mysterious expression on this face, but I was not sure if this mask would find an appropriate spot in my home. I shouldn?t have worried. I love this piece and it just belongs in my home.

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04/22/2021

"Much Needed Valued Treasure!"

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I am in love with my new gift. It arrived quicker than I expected it to, well packaged and looks just like the picture. Its giving good energy and good vibes.

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Gonja Protector from Evil, Fair Trade Wood Mask

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From Northern California

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04/18/2021

"Traditional presence in my space..."

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I love my new masks!!! They are beautifully-crafted. Shipment was fast and the masks were well-protected. I recommend this artisan!

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Our Traditions, African wood mask

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From Northern California

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04/18/2021

"Strong presence in my studio space!"

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I love the presence my new masks bring to my workspace!!! They are beautifully-crafted. Shipment was fast and the masks were well-protected. I recommend this artisan!

Best Uses

  • Compliment your wall-décor with something more than a "print
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Show Your Strength, Hand Carved African Wood Mask

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04/01/2021

"Beautiful Mask!"

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This mask is made with quality and the colors are so vibrant!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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