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Sankofa Inspired African Wood Wall Mask Carved by Hand, "Sankofa Invitation"

The stunning design of this original wall mask is by Ghanaian artisan Eric... more

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The stunning design of this original wall mask is by Ghanaian artisan Eric Danquah. He crafts the mask by hand, carving it fromsese wood and adorning it with embossed aluminum on the cheeks and forehead. The impressive headdress is centered by a bird looking down, which in Danquah's design represents the legendary Sankofa symbol. One of the most renowned of Adinkra symbols of Akan origin, Sankofa - literally meaning "go back and retrieve it" - invites to reflect on the past to build a better future.

  • 0.69 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 52.5 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 20.75" H x 5.25" W x 3.3" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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!

Eric Danquah has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to purchase wood as well as sandpaper, polish and wood stain for increased production.

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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"Sankofa Invitation"

This mask is as beautiful as the picture depicts - even more so. It is very striking, and quite often I will just stop and admire it on the wall. I look forward to building a collection of these beautiful masks.

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"Exceptional!"

This mask is so beautiful!! It's really amazing. This man's got skills! The centerpiece of my collection!! Looking forward to my next one!

Best Uses
  • Wall hanging

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14 Testimonials for Eric Danquah

Linda

My mask arrived in a very timely manner. The carved mask is beautifully carved and is perfect for my decor.

Barbara

Dear Eric, I received my mask yesterday and I love it! It is exactly what I wanted. Really nicely done! Thank you for brightening my day!
I was hoping that the mask would not look almost as gold as it looked in the image. But when i received it, it looked very neutral in tone which is what i wanted. Great workmanship. Now on to shadow box framing it... Eric me da woase from your home girl.... :)
 
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