Handcrafted African Horror Mask, "Obo-adaka Healer"
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Obo-adaka is a suburb of Aburi in Eastern Ghana, its name literally meaning "box made from rock." This horror mask by Prince Amartey presents a healer from Obo-adaka, his prominent forehead, bulging cheeks and rough beard of jute fibers imposing upon the viewer. It is as though the healer possesses facial features intended to scare off evil-minded demons, enabling him to carry out his life-saving duties. Hewn from a single block of sese wood and adorned with brass plates, the complex design is sure to garner attention in any setting.
The work is treated with a light layer of china clay (kaolin) and white wood mix to provide an antique-like effect.
- 2.32 kgs
- 5.1 lbs
- 39 cm H x 19.5 cm W x 9 cm D
- 15.25" H x 7.75" W x 3.5" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
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.