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Traditional Bobo Tribal Handcrafted Sese Wood African Mask, "Bobo Rites and Rituals"

Product ID: 282942

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This elongated African mask with two faces is hand-carved from sese wood by Ernestina Oppong Asante. Although wood carving is traditionally the domain of men, this talented Ghanaian artisan has established herself as a carver on the strength of her own craftsmanship. Painted in cheerful colors, the mask is inspired by Bobo art and is rubbed with clay to give it an aged appearance.

The masks of the Bobo people are used in rituals to help connect humans with nature and the gods. In ceremonies, mask wearers lose their individual identities and become part of the divinity believed to be held within the masks.

  • 0.61 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 58.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 23" H x 5.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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You can find african wood mask 'Bobo Rites and Rituals' by Ernestina Oppong Asante in masks categories such as Cultural Masks, Burkina Faso Masks, Malian Masks and Wood Masks. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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.

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27 Testimonials for Ernestina Oppong Asante

BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

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This chair is so beautiful. Love, Love, Love. I will shop again. Thank you so much

Terese

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Received the beautiful ""Botanical Beat"" Djembe on time. Is is so beautiful in details - great Master Piece of art from you. In addition, it sounds so great. I took it to a drum circle and everyone wanted to touch it and to play with it. All in all, thank you, Ms Asante, for making this awesome Djembe. Tony. WI. USA. 5/2015
 
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