Mbara Hunter Mask
- Imported from Ghana
- 7 inches
- Sese Wood
- Depicting a Member of the Chamba Ethnic Group of Nigeria and Cameroon
An authentic African mask named "Mbara" which is word that translates as "Hunter" in the language used by Chamba ethnic group of Nigeria.
This mask measures approximately 7 inches (height), 3.9 inches (width) and 2.4 inches (depth). It it is made out of Sese wood and features an abundance of recycled aluminum accents. Each mask is made by Master Artisan Awudu Saaed and three apprentices.
Handcrafted and imported from Ghana, your purchase helps support local Ghanaian artisans, their family and community. Each item is handmade so their 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.
The Chamba ethnic group are native to Nigeria and Cameroon. The Chamba people were targets of the Fulani jihads in the 18th and 19th century. They were enslaved, and many migrated south into the mountains retaliating by becoming raiding bands who attacked slave and trading caravans.
You can learn more about this ethnic group here: The Chamba People
|Edition Size||Each Mask is Hand Made by a local Master Ghanaian Artisan|
Awudu SaaedAnwudu 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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