Elephant Vibrations Mask
- Authentic African Art
- Made out of Sese Wood
- Hand Carved
- Hand Panted
- West African Mask (Ghana)
An authentic West African mask featuring an oblong shape and a textured and patterned design. It features rich black, purple and beige colors. On the forehead of the mask is an Elephant. The Elephant has always been a symbol of strength and power. The color purple symbolized virtue and faith in Ancient Egypt and throughout the rest of Africa is a symbol or royalty and prosperity.
The cheeks of the mask are accentuated with etched designs in purple and beige as a tribute to Africa scarification. Made out of 100% Sese Wood. A beautiful piece of African Wall Decor.
It measures 12.75 inches (Height) x 4.1 inches (Length) x 2.2 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.
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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