Giraffe Spirit Mask II
- Authentic African Art
- Made out of Sese Wood
- Hand Carved
- Hand Panted
- West African Mask (Ghana)
An authentic animal themed West African mask. This mask is hand carved out of Sese wood and then hand painted by master Ghanaian artisan Theophilus Sackey. The parallel lines on the mask represent neatly combed hair and the mask is adorned with a red giraffe. This tribal mask measures 19 inches (Height) x 7 inches (Length) x 3.3 inches (Diameter).
This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support Theophilus Sackey and his family.
Theophilus SackeyI am a calm, humble and quiet person who also loves arts and crafts. I was born on November 22, 1985 in a suburb of the Greater Accra region of Ghana. When I was in primary school, I admired art and used to draw animals and images that I found. After school, I'd stop by the workshop of Salihu Ibrahim to observe him and his workers as they carved different objects out of raw wood. They really caught my attention, and I visited the workshop daily. Realizing my interest, Salihu offered to train me. I was most interested, so learning the skill was not a difficult thing. Within a short time, I could finish the carved items. At a certain point in time, my parents could not afford to further my education so I decided to continue learning under Salihu and pursue a career in this field. What inspires me most is when people express appreciation for my designs. It is my dream to one day become the owner of a well-established art workshop and be able to employ many workers to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment in Ghana.
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