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NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.About this item: Carved by hand of sese wood in the traditional style of Baluba tribe masks, this African mask makes a striking addition to any home. The Baluba people of Africa, known for their farming lifestyle, are native to Zambia and Zaire. Ghanaian artisan Abdulai Osman Adam crafts the mask to feature alternating rings of black and white, with a rustic finish and a prominent nose bridge that extends up and down the face. 8" H x 7.75" W x 2.8" DFeatures a distressed finishHand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightlyIntended as wall decorAbout our Artist: 'It took a painful experience for me to get into art. I had to drop out of school after my dad passed on. My mum, who was not working at that moment, was faced with the challenge of taking care of us. I told myself I would find a job to help keep my younger siblings in school. And I did. I worked as an errand boy for art workshops in our neighborhood and used the tips I got for running errands to buy food for my brothers and sisters. I was fascinated by the way the workers could carve beautiful designs out of wood. I was willing to learn a trade to be able to earn money and thus achieve my goal of helping my family. So when I was given the opportunity to try my hands with some pieces of wood, I was happy and knew this was going to be the beginning of a bright future. This was how I began.'...
Features & Highlights
- Size: 8" H x 7.75" W x 2.8" D
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- Exceptional Artisan Quality by Abdulai Osman Adam.
- Product info: Sese wood
|Item Weight:||0.92 pounds|
|Item Size:||7.75 x 8 x 8 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.26 pounds|
|Package Size:||8.07 x 4.13 x 4.13 inches|
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