"My desire has been to further my education and to give my children the best in terms of education to whichever height they want to attain."
"I was born on February 3 in Accra. I am a quiet person who cannot stand disappointment.
"I had to drop out of school after completing junior high. My uncle, Mr. Gefia, who lived at Suhum in the Eastern Region of Ghana, took me to live with him for a while. There I learned how to carve, which was a trade he was engaged in. I improved tremendously and was invited by my relative, Mr. Victor Delanyo – a Novica-featured artisan – to Accra.
"During this visit, Victor realized how good I was in carving. But he believed I should learn the art of designing the carved items and suggested his desire to train me. I was so enthused! I accepted and, although I wouldn't say I have mastered the art of designing, I have improved tremendously. I know that with consistent practice, I'll get there.
"I use sese wood, acrylic paints, beads and leather for my works, and these materials can easy to be obtained in our local market, except for the wood which I must often travel long distances to obtain. I am inspired mostly by nature and social life.
"My desire has been to further my education and to give my children the best in terms of education to whichever height they want to attain. I would also create the opportunity to train people who desire to learn this craft, as well as assisting less privileged people to have a means of creating their livelihood."
Bright colors distinguish this jovial personage, immortalized as a mask. Designed by Rita Addo Zakour, the piece is carved by hand from native sese wood and richly embellished with embossed aluminum. Its style comes from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire....read more
Rita Addo Zakour demonstrates her creative skills with this delightful African mask. Covered by symmetrical motifs, the face depicts a demure and beautiful woman. The piece is carved by hand from native sese wood and richly embellished with embossed....read more
By Kobina Asmah,this beautiful mask depicts a beloved African queen of the Baule people. "This is the queen mother Aura Poka. Because of dissension in the Ashanti kingdom, she moved her people to present day Ivory Coast," the artisan explains. Carved....read more
Hand-carved by Salihu Ibrahim, a fierce personage shouts a rousing war cry. Hewn from sese wood, this rugged African mask comes from the Dan people who inhabit the mountainous regions of the Ivory Coast. It is thought to protect warriors in battle.
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Ivory Coast Masks
Ivory Coast Masks
Shop among the dozens of handpicked Ivory Coast Masks and let your wall art speak for itself. Each African mask tells a unique story of its own, bringing lively energy and cultural dimension to any room or office space. Browse through an array of unusual and imaginative expressions on the faces of these West African masks to find the one that appeals to your personal sense of style. Should your time exploring this particular collection of tribal masks inspire interest beyond the Ivory Coast variety, we hope you continue to view African masks from other areas as well.
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