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Wisdom Bird Mask

Victor Dushie
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A circular/round African Bird mask by Victor Dushie that features different shades of brown, aluminium accents, etched dot motifs and a bird totem in the middle of the forehead that "whispers wise words and counsel" and is where the mask derives its name from.

The aluminium accents and etched dots motif represent African scarification. Scarification is a form of African body art that was used for a variety of reasons depending upon the ethnic group. The process involves purposely scarring the skin to create raised marks and/or complete patterns. Some ethnic groups used scarification to represent strength, courage and bravery. Others use it to mark milestone stages or significant events in their lives and some use it as a way to identify with particular sects, clans or families within their ethnic group.

This mask measures approximately 11.25 inches (height), 10.25 inches (width) and 4.3 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese Wood and aluminium. Weighs 1.2lbs.

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 circular/round African Bird mask by Victor Dushie that features different shades of brown, aluminium accents, etched dot motifs and a bird totem in the middle of the forehead that "whispers wise words and counsel" and is where the mask derives its name from.

The aluminium accents and etched dots motif represent African scarification. Scarification is a form of African body art that was used for a variety of reasons depending upon the ethnic group. The process involves purposely scarring the skin to create raised marks and/or complete patterns. Some ethnic groups used scarification to represent strength, courage and bravery. Others use it to mark milestone stages or significant events in their lives and some use it as a way to identify with particular sects, clans or families within their ethnic group.

This mask measures approximately 11.25 inches (height), 10.25 inches (width) and 4.3 inches (depth). It is made out of Sese Wood and aluminium. Weighs 1.2lbs.

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 Handmade
Edition Size Each Mask is Hand Made by a local Master Ghanaian Artisan
Height 11.25 inches
Length 10.25 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 301268
Width 4.3 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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