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Product ID: 173431

Dan Tribe Wood Mask, "Boy's Initiation"

byNana Adu Amankwapam I: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (7)
Eyes open in surprise and the mouth forms the word, "Oh!," as the... more

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Eyes open in surprise and the mouth forms the word, "Oh!," as the mysteries of adulthood are manifest to initiates. Deftly carving seasoned sese wood, Nana Adu Amankwapam I shapes a mask from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire. It is used during their initiation rite for boys who have reached puberty.

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 15 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 6" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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7

From Los Osos, California

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11/14/2019

"Nice addition to other wall hangings"

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Nice, well-crafted mask with simple, clean lines/design for our entryway.

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Oblong Face, Akan Wood Mask

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From Sarasota, Florida USA

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02/21/2019

"Stunning, Bold, Strong"

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Grabs your attention. Small yet bold! Makes a powerful statement!

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From Port Saint Lucie/ Florida/United Stattes

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08/12/2017

"Love the meaning of tis mask!"

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Love the story behind this beautiful mask. Hanging to the left of my front door, it makes me think of the wooded area directly across the street. Beautiful piece!

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From Columbia, MD, USA

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07/13/2017

"Great Addition To Your Collection!"

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The intricate details of this fine piece speak to the expertise of the artisans spot on interpretation of what this unique carving should be represented as, an executioner. The attention to detail and skillful craftsmanship of the mask transports the viewer of this work into a duality of thought and feeling. On the one hand, being on the edge of fear, knowing what the work represents, but at the same time being caught up in the beauty of the presentation of the piece. This mask is a true work of art and is a most welcome addition to my collection.

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Eye Catching Conversation Piece Authentic Skilled Design Fragrant Smelling Wood

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06/12/2017

"Well Above Average !"

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This is such a quality mask. The wood is much nicer than what I generally see on wooden wall masks. This mask is truly great and it has a polished, almost furniture quality about it ! Quite nice, and I am very pleased. I purchased this mask a while ago (years in fact) and I love it just as much now as I did when I first unwrapped it !

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African Tribal Decor

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Verified Reviewer

03/12/2017

"Love it!"

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The craftsmanship is great!

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Silent Woman, Wood sculpture

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Nana Adu Amankwapam I has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $200.

 
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