African Ceremonial Mourning Mask Hand Carved Wood Art, "Yaure I"
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Eva Asantewa Amakye faithfully replicates the artistry of the Yaure people from Ivory Coast for the impressive design of this mask. Crowned with two birds looking down, the wall mask is carved by hand of seasoned sese wood and painted red and brown. The mask is finished with clay to achieve an aged appearance.
The masks of the Yaure represent human faces often supplemented by animal attributes. According to Yohure customs, the masks are believed to represent yu spirits who restore wellbeing and social balance after a bereavement.
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.
Eva Asantewa Amakye has received a $500 microcredit loan with 0% interest.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.