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  • Size: 18.25" H x 7" W x 2.4" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng.

  • Product info: Sese wood, brass and copper

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    About this item: Crowned by horns, two visages gaze with glowing eyes. The elegant images seem to speak. Working in sese wood with embossed brass and copper, Kwaku Ofosuhene Apenteng carves a beautiful horn mask. Horns are said to represent power in Ghanaian society, and men from royal families often wear these masks as part of their ceremonial attire. Apenteng names it Ti Abien, which means "double head" in the Akan language. Two or more heads together signify wisdom.

    About our Artist: I studied business and worked for many years in the field, but I wasn't satisfied. In 1984 I was introduced to the carving profession by my cousin who was a carver and also a professional teacher. He taught me how to carve for about a year, which seemed to come naturally to me. I then started a full-time professional carving career late in 1985. I have been carving on my own ever since. I also learned how to decorate my works with brass and beads, making them unique....

    NOVICA Decorative Large Sese Wood and Brass Mask Brown 'Ghanaian Wisdom' - BIU76PY0O