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African beaded wood masks, 'Wise Counsel' (set of 3) - Artisan Crafted Small Wood Masks with Glass Beads (Set of 3)

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Artisan Crafted Small Wood Masks with Glass Beads (Set of 3), "Wise Counsel"

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Using traditional tools and methods, Awudu Saaed of Ghana crafts this set of 3... more

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Using traditional tools and methods, Awudu Saaed of Ghana crafts this set of 3 small masks. The masks are carved by hand from rubberwood and then adorned with recycled glass beads in various patterns. Local clay is also applied to achieve an "aged" look. The artisan names the set Tikro nko gyinaa, an Akan expression meaning "One head doesn't constitute a council".

Please note: Sizes are approximate. Colors and motifs may vary, but the theme will be similar.

  • 0.48 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Each: 17 cm H x 8 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Each: 6.75" H x 3.1" W x 2" D

  • Rubberwood, recycled glass beads
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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67

Ronald

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01/25/2018

"Wall art collection"

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creative mind meets natural material and the (3) beautiful pieces of art..... love it.

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Timothy

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05/14/2021

"Well Done"

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I purchased these to hang in conjunction with solid wood masks from the same area. I love the contrast and the detailing. Well represented by the Novica picture and description. Definately recommend!

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Billie

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04/26/2021

"Great Set"

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These are each a little different and go together beautifully. I looked for a long time for just the right thing to go in that spot and these fit the bill perfectly. So glad to find them on Novica and support one of the awesome artist around the world!

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Morenika

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05/15/2020

"Nice grouping of small masks."

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My brother loves the details of the masks and they will go with his collection. They are actually hand size and just right for a mantle or to fill in a small space, even place them in a shadow box.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Brother
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Mandy

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07/19/2021

"Very Powerful Piece of Craftsmanship"

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This mask is absolutely stunning. The metal work and beadwork is immaculate, and symbolism is so strong. I would definitely buy from this artist again! Cannot recommend this enough, especially if you love African masks.

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Colorful unique beautiful

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Cultural Representation

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Tammie

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07/16/2021

"Absolutely beautiful cross"

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This cross was exactly what I was looking for? it?s perfect!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

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.

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