Authentic African Hand Made Sankofa Wisdom Mask by Awudu Saaed
Authentic African Hand Made Sankofa Wisdom Mask by Awudu Saaed
Authentic African Hand Made Sankofa Wisdom Mask by Awudu Saaed

Sankofa Wisdom Mask

Awudu Saaed
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  • Imported from Ghana
  • Handmade
  • 19 inches
  • Sese Wood
  • Featuring the Adinkra Sankofa Bird

An authentic African mask named "Sankofa" which is a word from the Twi language of Ghana which translates in English to "Go Back and Get it". It represents the need to never forget your roots or your history as you move forward and is associated with the African Proverb "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten".

This mask measures approximately 19 inches (height), 4.7 inches (width) and 2.4 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese wood, features red and black colors and the Sankofa Bird adinkra symbol.

Handcrafted and imported from Ghana, your purchase helps support local Ghanaian artisans, their family, and community. Each item is handmade so there may be slight and subtle differences in size, color, and pattern. These slight differences are what makes each African Mask unique and a true work of art.

Learn more about the Adinkra Sankofa symbol: The Adinkra Sankofa Symbol

Edition Handmade
Edition Size Each Mask is Hand Made by a local Master Ghanaian Artisan
Height 19 inches
Length 4.7 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 213570
Width 2.4 inches

Awudu Saaed

Anwudu Saaed is a friendly but quite person that started as fan of African carvings. He would congregate at his parent's workshop where carvers, designers and finishers worked. They noticed his interest and eventually Abdul Karim Star accepted him as an apprentice. Awudu was a fast learner and was determined to master this craft so that he could support his family. Eventually, he was permitted to sell some of the works he created as an apprentice in his master's workshop at various markets in Senegal, Mali, Ghana and Burkino Faso. He used the money he made to purchase his own tools and start his own workshop. He now has three apprentices of his own.

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