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Beninese Wood Mask, "Her Protection"

Product ID: 176054

by Rita Addo Zakour:

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king) Esigie who ruled Benin in the 16th century. The king is said to have worn the mask around his neck to drive away the forces of evil. The artisan names her hand-carved mask Abanbo, an Akan word which means "protection."

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 55 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 21.75" H x 5" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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189

From Portland, OR, USA

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10/12/2020

"If you love bracelets"

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I love bracelets and this one is a favorite. It s well constructed, easy to put on, nothing to hook, beautiful details????

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09/01/2020

"Exquisite Mask"

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Very pleased

Best Uses

  • wall hanging

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08/26/2020

"So light and happy!"

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I just love these - theyre my go-to summer earrings!

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From San Francisco Bay Area

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08/14/2020

"My favorite mask from Rita"

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The metalwork accents the rich color of this mask. It is my favorite of all the designers masks.

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From Houston TX

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07/31/2020

"This is now on my wall of masks"

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This is a beautiful piece of are that I proudly display on my wall Love the colors and attention to detail

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From Portland Oregon

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07/15/2020

"great quality"

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just love this mask with a stand great price

Best Uses

  • wall art

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Rita has three children. Two of them are currently in the university and one studies in a vocational school.

Rita Addo Zakour has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials such as wood and paints.

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

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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