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Ghanaian wood mask, 'Gologo Festival'

Item # 46942

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Festive color distinguishes this beautiful mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. Carved by hand from seasoned sese wood, it is adorned with accents in gleaming brass. Bright beads form geometric patterns on the cheeks and depict a bird on the forehead. For farmers, birds are problematic and can destroy a crop. "This mask is worn by the Talensi tribe of Tong-Zug in the Upper Eastern Region of Ghana," the artisan explains. "During the Gologo festival, held before the planting of grain, sacrifices are offered to the gods to keep birds from harming their fields." Made in West Africa.
  • 16.5" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D
  • Weight: 0.8 lb
  • Sese wood, brass and recycled glass beads
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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