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Hand Beaded Wood Mask, "Lawra Long Bird"

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A bird perches atop this elongated mask by Godfred France, and leans forward to... more

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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 Upper West Region of Ghana. The elder's responsibility is to receive gifts presented to the chief during a durbar. Durbars are ceremonial occasions marking significant events of a region's people, such as an annual festival, the monarch's anniversary or a royal occasion. At these gatherings the monarchs meet with their constituents, enveloped by much fanfare, drumming, and dancing. The durbar, apart from its main purpose of assembling royalty and citizenry, displays and magnifies the pride and substance of a people's national heritage.

  • 0.57 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 56 cm H x 11 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 22" H x 4.3" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, brass and recycled glass beads
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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From Oldsmar, Florida

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12/08/2016

"Lawra Long Bird"

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Oh my Gosh! I just received the Lawra for my birthday! It is simply MAGNIFICENT! I cannot take my eyes off of it. I hope I can buy another one to make a pair. Thank you! Happy Birthday to me!!

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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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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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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!

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  • Compliment your wall-décor with something more than a "print
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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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01/09/2021

"Protecting my home"

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I ve been in love with Africa since I visited a few years back. I regretted not buying a mask then and have been looking for the perfect one ever since. I found this one and it now hangs over the entry door to my home making me feel safe and secure! It s beautiful and I m so happy!

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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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