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Ahoufe Stripes

Theophilus Sackey
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Description

A striped African Mask crafted by Theophilus Sackey and his team of artisans. It is named after the Akan word "Ahoufe" which means Beauty. It is meant to remind us that true beauty is found in the things we do for others throughout our lives. 

This hand-carved mask features red and black colors and a striped pattern. It is crafted from Sese Wood and measures 11.75 inches (Height) x 4.3 inches (Length) x 2.4 inches (Diameter). Weighs 10 ounces.

Handcrafted and imported from Ghana, your purchase helps support local Ghanaian artisans, their family and the 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.

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Description

A striped African Mask crafted by Theophilus Sackey and his team of artisans. It is named after the Akan word "Ahoufe" which means Beauty. It is meant to remind us that true beauty is found in the things we do for others throughout our lives. 

This hand-carved mask features red and black colors and a striped pattern. It is crafted from Sese Wood and measures 11.75 inches (Height) x 4.3 inches (Length) x 2.4 inches (Diameter). Weighs 10 ounces.

Handcrafted and imported from Ghana, your purchase helps support local Ghanaian artisans, their family and the 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.

Specs.
Edition Hand Made
Height 11.75 inches
Length 4.3 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 370235
Width 2.4 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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