Hye Won Hye Mask

Wilson Aboagye
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  • Imported from Ghana
  • Hand Carved
  • 18.5 inches
  • Sese Wood
  • Featuring Brass Metal Word

An awe-inspiring African mask carved by Wilson Aboagye and his team that was inspired by the Adinkra symbol Hye Won Hye.

Hye Won Hye is an Adinkra symbol that reminds the viewer to endure and overcome and to stay strong despite the many adversities and hardships they may encounter. Hye Won Hye translates as "that which does not burn" in the Akan language.

This definition comes from the ancient practices of African priests. The priests could walk over hot coals barefoot without burning their feet. This ritual represented physical and mental endurance and the ability to make the impossible possible.

This mask measures approximately 18.5 inches (height), 7.75 inches (width) and 2.2 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese wood and features a type of brass metalwork known as a repoussé. Weighs 2.1 lbs.

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.

Edition Hand Carved
Edition Size Each Mask is Hand Made by a local Master Ghanaian Artisan
Height 18.5 inches
Length 7.75 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 122128
Width 2.2 inches

Wilson Aboagye

Wilson Aboagye is a Ghanaian craftsman born in 1963. He currently runs a carving business based in Aburi, Ghana. Wilson's team consists of four people, himself and three apprentices. Carving was a passion that ignited in Wilson Aboagye as a child. He first learned carving techiniques in middle school from his mentor. His workshop produces many different types of African masks and other African decor.

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