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Noble King Mask

Victor Dushie
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Description

A mask that pays tribute to the regal and noble African Kings of West Africa. It depicts "Nana" an Akan word that is a gender-neutral title representing the highest office in society. In modern times it has been replaced with the phrase or title "Chief" when it comes to West African rulers in Ghana.

Features yellow, black and red colors. Depicts an African ruler in an ornate and elaborate crown and clothed in neckwear with a Cheetah motif. The cheetah has long been a symbol of survival, strength, and persistence.

Adorned with brilliant embossed aluminum and brass accents and a facial expression that radiates nobility, leadership and accomplishment.

Measures approximately 17.75 inches (height), 5.5 inches (width) and 2.4 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese Wood, brass and aluminum. Weighs 1.6 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.

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Description

A mask that pays tribute to the regal and noble African Kings of West Africa. It depicts "Nana" an Akan word that is a gender-neutral title representing the highest office in society. In modern times it has been replaced with the phrase or title "Chief" when it comes to West African rulers in Ghana.

Features yellow, black and red colors. Depicts an African ruler in an ornate and elaborate crown and clothed in neckwear with a Cheetah motif. The cheetah has long been a symbol of survival, strength, and persistence.

Adorned with brilliant embossed aluminum and brass accents and a facial expression that radiates nobility, leadership and accomplishment.

Measures approximately 17.75 inches (height), 5.5 inches (width) and 2.4 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese Wood, brass and aluminum. Weighs 1.6 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.

Specs.
Edition Hand Carved
Edition Size Each African Mask is Crafted by a Local Artisan and Ghana and is Unique Piece of African Art.
Height 17.75 inches
Length 5.5 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 340994
Width 2.4 inches
Victor Dushie
Victor Dushie grew up in a community of African artisans, designers and wood carvers. As a result he was naturally interested in the craft and begun working in the trade very young. His mentor was Sasu Kanu who taught him how to craft African Masks. After gaining experience Victor begun crafting his own designs as well as teaching others the trade. He currently creates in a workshop in Accra, Ghana where his team consists of other family members whom he works closely with.
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