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Bird Theme Folk Art African Mask, "Sankofa Bird"

Based on traditional Ghanaian artistry, this elegant mask boasts modern colors.... more

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Based on traditional Ghanaian artistry, this elegant mask boasts modern colors. Ali Mohammed creates an original design of graceful lines. Carved by hand of seasoned sese wood, it depicts the Ghanaian adinkra symbol known as sankofa on the forehead, while a third bird alights in the center. The sankofa depicts a bird that turns to look over its shoulder. It literally means to "go back and get it," also translated as "back to my roots." Sankofa symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present.

  • 0.94 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 51 cm H x 19.5 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 20" H x 7.75" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ali financially supports the education of two of his own children and two others in primary school.

Ali Mohammed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $2000.

Starting off with very humble earnings, Ali has worked hard to grow his workshop and better his livelihood and that of his family.

Ali currently supports four children who are all under the age of ten.

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2 Testimonials for Ali Mohammed

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Barbara

Dear Ali, Thank tou very much for this beautiful mask. I love it. It is exactly what I expected.

Clare

Dear Ali Your 'Obaapa' masks arrived today. They are impressive! I am so pleased. You are a very creative and talented artist and your hard work and efforts are very much appreciated. Brightest blessings Clare UK
 
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