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Akaoben and Akofen Mask

Daniel Quarcoo
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An authentic African mask carved from Sese wood in Ghana by Daniel Quarcoo and his team of local artisans. It is hand-painted, adorned with the Akaoben and Akofena Adinkra symbols and features a bird perched atop of the mask. This is the bird that whispers wise counsel.

The meaning of the two Adinkra symbols are below:

Akaoben: This horn used to sound the battle cry. It represents vigilance and wariness.

Akofena: The Swords of War. It represents heroism, valor and courage.

This mask measures 17.25 inches (Height) x 6.75 inches (Length) x 3 inches (Width). The perfect piece of wall decor to use to incorporate elements from Mother Africa into your home.

Each mask is handcrafted and imported from Ghana and 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

An authentic African mask carved from Sese wood in Ghana by Daniel Quarcoo and his team of local artisans. It is hand-painted, adorned with the Akaoben and Akofena Adinkra symbols and features a bird perched atop of the mask. This is the bird that whispers wise counsel.

The meaning of the two Adinkra symbols are below:

Akaoben: This horn used to sound the battle cry. It represents vigilance and wariness.

Akofena: The Swords of War. It represents heroism, valor and courage.

This mask measures 17.25 inches (Height) x 6.75 inches (Length) x 3 inches (Width). The perfect piece of wall decor to use to incorporate elements from Mother Africa into your home.

Each mask is handcrafted and imported from Ghana and 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 Each mask is hand carved by Daniel Quarcoo and his team of local artisans.
Height 17.25 inches
Length 6.75 inches
Medium Sese Wood
SKU 288869
Width 3 inches
Daniel Quarcoo
Born in the Volta region of Ghana, Daniel Quarcoo prides himself on being an honest and trustworthy person and artisan. With a background in weaving palm branches and other materials, he transitioned to carving and learned from his Uncle who was a Master Carver. It took him two years to learn the trade. After years in the trade he finally launced his own workshop and begun designing and crafted his own piece of African Decor. His dream to continue to expand so that his artwork can find a home in collectors around the globe.
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