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Safari

Kennedy K. Aseidu
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An authentic African mask crafted to honor the many cultures of Africa by Master Artisan Kennedy K. Aseidu. Each mask is hand made out of Sese wood and hand painted using black, brown and other earth tones. This detailed piece of African decor also features a protruding forehead, nose and pouting lips. In each ear you will find an earring made out of recycled glass and cotton. "Safari", which means Long Journey in swahili, measures approximately 19.75 inches (Height) x 7 inches (Length) x 3.1 inches (Depth).

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support Kennedy K. Aseidu, 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 African mask crafted to honor the many cultures of Africa by Master Artisan Kennedy K. Aseidu. Each mask is hand made out of Sese wood and hand painted using black, brown and other earth tones. This detailed piece of African decor also features a protruding forehead, nose and pouting lips. In each ear you will find an earring made out of recycled glass and cotton. "Safari", which means Long Journey in swahili, measures approximately 19.75 inches (Height) x 7 inches (Length) x 3.1 inches (Depth).

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support Kennedy K. Aseidu, 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 Each African mask is unique and hand crafted by a Master Ghanaian artisan.
Height 19.75 inches
Length 7 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 211144
Width 3.1 inches
Kennedy K. Aseidu
I love to carve because it gives me the opportunity to create something unique out of the ordinary. I apprenticed with my uncle, who also mentored me about life, and my inspiration comes from my mother, who is a hardworking woman. She has always encouraged me to give my best in everything I do, so a lot of my designs reflect her influence on me. I work with different types of wood, but I prefer sese wood. I also use recycled metals with my designs. My favorite part is the finish, because I like to use two or more colors to show the beauty of the item. When customers complement my work I feel like I have been given a vote of confidence for what I do. Starting on my own was not easy: even though I had the skills, I needed money to get the raw materials to fulfill all the orders. I had to put in long hours to meet the deadlines in order to gain trust and more business. But it was worth it because now I have something I can call my own.
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