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Hand Carved African Mask in Wood with Metal Accents, "Odinkro"

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The imposing visage in this mask is designed by Ernestina Oppong Asante in... more

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The imposing visage in this mask is designed by Ernestina Oppong Asante in Ghana. Hand-carved from native sese wood, the mask features painted details and aluminum plates embossed with intricate patterns. The artisan names the mask Odinkro, which means "area chief" in the Twi language spoken by the Akan peoples in Ghana.

  • 0.60 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 32.5 cm H x 16 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 12.75" H x 6.25" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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04/07/2017

"Odinkro"

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A beautiful mask; excellent condition; hand-crafted to perfection; meticulous and detailed. Amazing work by the artisan! Highly recommended and will definitely be purchasing from Novica again!

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Odinkro, Hand Carved African Mask in Wood with Metal Accents

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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03/16/2021

"Spectacular!"

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Im not an expert on African art, so when I would see masks for hundreds of dollars in a shop I would not know what I was paying for. But this mask is just as beautiful and it supports living artists at a price I can afford. I am so happy I got this mask, and as soon as Im out of lockdown I look forward to showing it to my friends!!

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  • decorative

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Odinkro, Hand Carved African Mask in Wood with Metal Accents

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04/28/2021

"Fine work of art- 5star"

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I bought this along with 3 other drums. Each is beautifully made and finished. Highly recommend.

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04/17/2021

"I love my drum"

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I have played this drum at many a Peaceweaver Gathering. This drum brings me joy.

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03/06/2021

"I love this"

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I have this one on a wall cutout between kitchen and living room, and its beautiful. Happy with this purchase.

Purchased Item:

Noble Zebra, Fair Trade African Wood Wall Mask Carved by Hand in Ghana

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12/26/2020

"masque correct, mais ......."

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Masque correct, mais qui nest pas celui de la photo. La girafe est beaucoup plus fonc?e, mais le probl?me est surtout l?l?phant qui est dune couleur orange fluo, rien ? voir avec la photo, + la trompe et le front ne sont absolument pas sculpt?s, ils sont tout lisses.. Je vais devoir repeindre l?l?phant, car retourner le masque est trop contraignant, et aurait un co?t.

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  • d?coration

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Animal Kingdom I, African Animal Wall Mask Hand Carved from Wood

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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