African Dance and Music(223 items)
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Gallery Wall of African Art Newly Added Addition
This mask makes an excellent addition to the gallery wall in my dining room. The detail is exquisite and I received so many comments on it. Everyone is awed!
Abdulai Osman Adam African masks and carvings
"A lot of creativity is involved to bring out the actual beauty of an item."
"It took a painful experience for me to get into art. I had to drop out of school after my dad passed on. My mum, who was not working at that moment, was faced with the challenge of... read more
Popular African Dance and Music
African Dance Spirit Wall Mask Artisan Crafted Wood Art, "Baluba Dance Spirit II"$109.99
Concentric circles in yellow bring to life this blue dance mask from the Luba or Baluba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Couples wear similar masks when they dance, as it represents the spirit which connects the world to the spirit world. Working with sese wood, Christopher Nyasafo hand-carves this impressive replica mask featuring a long lean nose and half-closed eyes.
Original African Tribal Dance Mask Crafted in Wood and Metal, "Frafra Dancer"$69.99
Awudu Saaed is inspired by the art and customs of the Frafra people for the design of this extraordinary mask. Known also as Fare-fare, they reside in northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso. In Saaed's original mask design, the antiqued sese wood mask features a jute beard around the proud visage, and diagonal ridges on the crown representing braided hair. Magnificently embossed aluminum adorns the forehead and cheeks representing tribal markings.
Ghanaian Musicians Threadwork Wall Art, "Happy Times"$169.99
Playing a flute, guitar and drum, three Dagomba musicians from northern Ghana invite all to join in their dance. Ernestina Oppong Asante shares their happy energy with this threadwork composition. She applies one thread at a time, seemingly following the rhythm set by these cheerful musicians.
Music-Themed Rustic Wood Relief Panel from Ghana, "Ma Me Enigye Musician"$69.99
Playing a xylophone, a Ghanaian musician is depicted in this cultural relief panel. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu hand-carves the relief from sese wood, painting it and rubbing it with clay for a rustic finish. This piece is named which means "make me happy" in the Akan language.