"I... decorate my works with brass and beads, making them unique."
"I was born in eastern Ghana on August 19, 1959. In secondary school, I studied business management and graduated in 1980. I worked for some time after school and then furthered my education by studying business for another two years. After my Advanced Level, I secured a job and worked for sometime and then stopped to find a vocation on my own due to job dissatisfaction. However, in the year 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 and I had not much difficulty. 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. I paint them sometimes and I am most inspired at times by my works. They are different and attractive."
The yaka mask marks a young man's rite of passage into adulthood according to the beliefs and customs of the people of Congo. Literally meaning "circumcision," the yaka mask is worn during a dance following the circumcision of young men, as they....read more
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Inviting complicity with his splendid good humor, a smiling Buddha laughs out loud. Mirth radiates from this beautiful mask by Oka Pastika and Ketut Mustika. In Bali, the laughing Buddha represents prosperity, happiness and longevity.
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