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Gye Nyame Mask II

Theophilus Sackey
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An authentic West African mask featuring an Adinkra symbol. This mask is hand carved out of Sese wood, hand painted and hand embellished by master Ghanaian artisan Theophilus Sackey. The mask is painted black and then hand embellished with cream hues. Our Gye Nyame mask features an Adinkra Gye Nyame symbol on its forehead. Gye Name represents "God's Omnipresence" and the "Supremacy of God" and is most likely the most popular Adinkra symbol in Ghana. It measures 19.25 inches (Height) x 7 inches (Length) x 2.8 inches (Diameter).

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support Theophilus Sackey, his family and team. Due to each African mask being hand made there may be slight and subtle variations in color, pattern or size.

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Description

An authentic West African mask featuring an Adinkra symbol. This mask is hand carved out of Sese wood, hand painted and hand embellished by master Ghanaian artisan Theophilus Sackey. The mask is painted black and then hand embellished with cream hues. Our Gye Nyame mask features an Adinkra Gye Nyame symbol on its forehead. Gye Name represents "God's Omnipresence" and the "Supremacy of God" and is most likely the most popular Adinkra symbol in Ghana. It measures 19.25 inches (Height) x 7 inches (Length) x 2.8 inches (Diameter).

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support Theophilus Sackey, his family and team. Due to each African mask being hand made there may be slight and subtle variations in color, pattern or size.

Specs.
Edition Hand Made
Height 19.25 inches
Length 7 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 215717
Width 2.8 inches
Theophilus Sackey
I 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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