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This macaw soars on wings full of bright, vivid color with a red body, blue feet, and wings of red, yellow, and blue. Artisan Elena Herrera of Costa Rica handcrafts this blown glass figurine and adds colorful details with glass paint. Gold thread is attached to a glass loop at the top of the macaw's back for easy hanging. The very nature of hand-blown glass artistry implies the possibility of miniscule air bubbles and/or slight imperfections. This is part of the charm of this art form, for it ensures that no two pieces will ever be identical. Dimension :-1.8" H x 3.7" W x 4.9" D Weight :-0.08 lbs Material :-Glass, Synthetic Thread Color :-Blue This hand blown item may vary slightly in color, size and shape
Expert in pre-Hispanic art and history, Angel Ceron now creates this original sculpture, his vision of how a governor from Uaxactun (Guatemala) would look like. Ceron is inspired by recent findings that suggest there could have been violent wars between the ancient Mayas. This character by Ceron wears a tall hat where birds seem to nest. The governor holds a jaguar's fang in one hand, and a mace in the other to portray him as victorious. His breastplate seems to honor Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. Dimension :-14" H x 8.75" W x 7" D Weight :-4.14 lbs Material :-Ceramic Color :-Brown Signed by the artist Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Abubakari Alhassan hand-carves this mask of Ghanaian sese wood. The mask is accented with paint and embossed aluminum sheet for a striking look. The artisan designs the piece after the style of Congolese Basasa marriage masks. Masks like this are often given to a Basasa bride for good luck. Dimension :-17.5" H x 5.25" W x 4.9" D Weight :-3.85 lbs Material :-Sese Wood, Aluminum Color :-Brown Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Features a rustic, rugged finish Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Created by Ghanaian artisan Salihu Ibrahim, this mask echoes the style of the distinctive and striking masks of Burkina Faso. The mask is worn by male dancers during festivals and represents the sun. Two large eyes peer out from circles of shining rays, all carved from native sese wood and painted in earthen tones. The sun's face is accented by raffia adornments and held up by an iron stand. Material - Sese wood, iron stand, raffia Color - Brown Dimension - 13.5" H x 11.75" W x 2.4" D Weight - 1.12 lbs Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Display stand included
This Ghanaian mask is named Ore, a Yoruba name meaning 'friend.' Abubakari Alhassan hand-carves a smiling face of local sese wood, giving it a pointed hat and a tapered bottom. He accents the mask with embossed aluminum sheet, resulting in a striking texture that reflects traditional scarification practices. Dimension :-14.5" H x 4.9" W x 5.25" D Weight :-2.53 lbs Material :-Sese Wood, Aluminum Color :-Brown Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Features a rustic, rugged finish Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Expertly carving marble, Jorge Lopez depicts a Maya dancer dressed in spotted skins. He represents the jaguar god who rules the underworld. This image comes from a funeral urn discovered near Tikal, which is now in the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. 'The moment I saw this image, I was so impressed,' the artisan says. 'It is an iconic figure from my country's culture, of which I am very proud.' Dimension :-6.25" H x 5.75" W x 2.2" D Weight :-1.18 lbs Material :-Marble, Steel Pin, Cotton Felt Base Color :-Green Some assembly required Museum replica(s) Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
Much respected by the Senufo from northern Cote d'Ivoire, the graceful kalaho stands as a symbol of peace if it is seen, for these shy birds avoid humans. Salihu Ibrahim carves the kalaho from sese wood, adding details in deep red to the beautiful sculpture. Material - Sese wood Color - Brown Dimension - 13.5" H x 3.3" W x 3.7" D Weight - 0.99 lbs Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Inspired by themes of peace, called ahonto in the Akan language, Ghanaian artisan Ibrahim Seyeed designs an elegant African mask. Perfect for displaying on a tabletop, the mask is hand-carved of local sese wood, featuring a diamond and oval shape that rest below and above the face. Sayeed paints it, accenting the face and base with embossed aluminum and brass that reflects traditional scarification practices. Material - Sese wood, aluminum, brass Color - Brown Dimension - 24.5" H x 9.25" W x 4.1" D Weight - 4.16 lbs Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Called Solesai ("I love you"), this mask is worn by the Guro women of Cote d'Ivoire on their wedding day. Salihu Ibrahim masterfully replicates the stunning sese wood bridal mask. He explains the presence of the bird over the forehead and nose to signify beauty. Material - Sese wood Color - Yellow Dimension - 17.25" H x 7.5" W x 4.3" D Weight - 1.21
Bending his knees to become shorter, daddy reaches behind him to hoist his child onto his back. The toddler's arms meld with those of his father and their bodies form a single, smooth arc. This beautiful example of family love comes from Eric Danquah, who sculpts the pair from African sese wood. Dimension - 20.5" H x 8.5" W x 3" D Weight - 1.19 Color - Brown West Africa
Otchere Raymond captures the mighty presence of the African elephant with this admirable sculpture. Referred to as osonu in the Twi dialect of the Akan people, the pachyderm holds its trunk up high preparing to lift one of his legs. Raymond carves the sse wood sculpture by hand and finishes it with painted details. Material - Sese wood Color - Black Dimension - 18.5" H x 11" W x 1.6" D Weight - 2.97 lbs Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
Side by side, identical faces depict twins in this handsome African mask. "Representative of the C te d'Ivoire's Kran people, it is worn by parents to celebrate the birth of twins," says artisan Salihu Ibrahim. He adds applications of white clay for contrast. Material - Sese wood Color - Brown Dimension - 11.75" H x 6" W x 4.3" D Weight - 1.17
Abdul Razak takes his inspiration from the akuaba fertility doll for this lovely mask. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Carved and painted by hand, the sese wood sculpture features applications of embossed brass. It can stand alone or hang on the wall. Dimension - 19" H x 6" W x 3.9" D Weight - 2.02 Color - Black Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
Palm trees flaunt leafy fronds in a scene from the tropics. From Putra Suteja, this beautiful sculpture is carved from polished coconut shell. Keeping her late husband's artisan heritage alive, Eka gives new life to these objects. The sculpture stands on an albesia wood base. Please note size and coloring may differ as the piece is crafted from natural coconut shell. Material - Coconut shell and albesia wood Color - Brown Dimension - 3.9" H x 5.5" Diam. Weight - 0.24 lbs Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Base included
Master carver Wilson Aboagye finds inspiration in the legendary art and teachings of the Akan people. This type of sese wood mask is known as Towo boa se, which advises to "take your time, be patient." The bird leaning over the face signifies peace and so it completes the mask's message, which suggests one should always take time in everything one does; there is no rush in life. Dimension - 17.25" H x 6.25" W x 2.4" D Weight - 1.3 Color - Black West Africa
Taking human form, an insect is lord of his kingdom. Ghana's Anna Yawson presents an intriguing mask that combines sleek surfaces with the intricate textures of embossed aluminum. "My love for all animals has led me to craft several animals using wood," she confides. This African mask is her own original design. Dimension - 25.5" H x 7" W x 2.4" D Weight - 2.51 Color - Black West Africa
A dynamic design and richly-carved surface distinguish this handsome drum by Samuel Coleman. Its merging Ashanti biakuye symbols express unity and oneness. The kpanlogo drum is a revered element in the music and culture of the Ga tribe in Ghana's Greater Accra region, marking the rhythm for the traditional kpanlogo dance. However, its characteristic deep, loud sound makes it a popular instrument throughout West Africa. Coleman crafts this beautiful drum of tweneboa wood, affixing its calfskin drum head to wooden pegs with stout ropes. It is burnished to a rich sheen with brown and mansion polish. An ideal gift for the world music aficionado, its joyous rhythms fill any environment with the spirit of biakuye.
According to the customs of the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo, the first male twin to be born must be named Atsu. And, out of fear that death will take the newborn, his face is marked in the belief that it will scare off death. Worlasi Agbalenyo hand-carves this original sese wood mask of an adult Atsu featuring a jute beard. The mask's rugged textures are obtained with sand. Dimension - 27.5" H x 6" W x 1.2" D Weight - 6.07 Color - Brown Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Features a rustic, rugged finish Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
Skillfully crafted from suar wood, this mask-like statuette is presented by Wayan Agus Satya Putra of Bali. Featuring a distressed finish, this statuette is reminiscent of ancient days in Lombok. It is presented on a black rectangular stand. Dimension - 8.5" H x 3.6" W x 2.6" D Weight - 0.32 Color - Black Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Display stand included Features a rustic, rugged finish Bali And Java
With rich textures, symmetrical features and beautiful colors, this African mask stands on a wooden base. Rita Addo Zakour creates a design of her own, carved by hand of native sese wood. Embossed aluminum embellishes the mask she names Ewuraba pa, "good lady" in the Twi language of Ghana's Akan people. Dimension - 16.75" H x 7" W x 3.9" D Weight - 1.85 Color - Multicolor Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Features an aged antique finish West Africa
Artisan Sinclair Yao Daley of Ghana crafts a mask in the style of the Senufo, a farming people of West Africa. The mask is carved by hand from sese wood and engraved in detail. Similar masks are used by the Senufo during male coming-of-age rites. Dimension - 20" H x 8.25" W x 4.3" D Weight - 2.09 Color - Brown Intended as wall decor Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
This noble mask is adorned with the horns of a ram and a bird leaning forward. For the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, this mask symbolizes bravery and compassion. Salihu Ibrahim replicates the artistic traditions of the Guro people, who include animal depictions in their masks to personify the spirits of the underworld. A captivating piece, this sese wood mask is stained with polish and finished with kola nut.
Ducks crown an enigmatic visage, whose mouth turns down in a frown. Stern eyes are centered by an embossed brass plate and colorful trade seed beads form the moustache. Working in sese wood, Nana Adu Amankwapam I designs a mask of unusual beauty.
Hand-carved from sese wood, this sculpture depicts a mask of a stunning woman. Ghanaian designer Rita Addo Zakour names this original sculpture Odo, an Akan word meaning "love". The woman's face is accentuated with pronounced red lips and eyes and she wears a prominent headdress. Her face is adorned with embossed aluminum plating and sits on a rectangular base. Dimension - 16" H x 5" W x 2.8" D Weight - 1.34 Color - Brown Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
Awudu Saaed's original artistry is personified by this stunning mask. Carved by hand of sese wood, the mask features a yellow headgear and colorful patterns on the forehead and cheeks. Featuring painted details, this mask by Saaed is the epitome of beauty, or ahoufe dua in the Twi dialect of the Akan people. Dimension - 19" H x 7" W x 3.1" D Weight - 1.54 Color - Multicolor Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood West Africa
Her elaborate headdress accentuates her regal stance, for she is the Obaahemaa, the queen mother of the Akan people. Juliana Arkandas carves a superb sese wood replica, ensuring every detail tells of the Obaahemaa's power and influence over her people. According to tradition, it is the Obaahemaa who settles family rifts; she also oversees birth rituals and the initiation ceremonies of young girls.
Aristocratic and solemn, this personage radiates self assuredness. Eric Danquah sculpts the handsome features from sese wood, portraying the man with a high forehead and sensuous lips. Danquah names the piece Kokoduro, meaning "Bravery." Such images are kept in Akan homes as a reminder that courage helps one succeed in life. Dimension - 16.25" H x 6" W x 2.4" D Weight - 2.05 Color - Black West Africa
A man smiles enigmatically while wearing an ornately designed headdress in this West African sculpture. Artisan Ibrahim Seyeed from Ghana names this original mask Me Lorwo, meaning "I love you" in a Ghanaian tribal dialect. This captivating mask is hand carved from sese wood and is detailed with intricately etched aluminum plating, which is affixed to the face, headdress and stand. Dimension - 16.75" H x 8" W x 3.1" D Weight - 2.44 Color - Black Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
Awudu Saaed's original version of the traditional akuaba fertility doll is fascinating. He carves the sese wood sculpture by hand featuring the characteristic open arms and oversized head. Adorned with brass insets at the base, the akuaba wears a magnificent headdress of recycled glass beads showing a stunning leopard. According to Ghana's Akan people, a woman who has been unable to conceive or carry full term must make an akuaba doll and carry it with her at all times and treat it as a child. When she finally gives birth, she must gift the doll to the baby to become their first toy. Dimension - 11.75" H x 5" W x 2" D Weight - 0.46 Color - Black Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
Holding their trunks high in endearing salutation, two elephants walk side by side through the Thai forests. It is said that an elephant with its trunk raised will bring good luck. Amporn carves each statuette by hand from rain tree wood achieving a remarkable and vivid likeness. The tusks, which are removable, are carved from light-grained ivorywood. Dimension - 11.75" H x 11" W x 4.7" D Weight - 3.7 Color - Brown Wood grain and color can vary slightly Thailand
A woman stands with arms outstretched, crafted of Ghanaian sese wood with a charming, antiqued finish. Featuring a characteristically exaggerated head, this fertility doll represents an African tradition, often given to women who are hoping to conceive. Hand-carved by Winfred Korley, the sculpture is adorned with beaded jewelry of recycled glass. Korley names the sculpture Mansa, an Akan name given to third-born women. Dimension :-15.25" H x 7" W x 2.6" D Weight :-0.84 lbs Material :-Sese Wood, Recycled Glass Beads Color :-Brown Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Features a rustic, rugged finish
Putra Suteja details the busy buzzing rhythm of a beehive as he carves the fascinating sculpture from a coconut shell. The sculpture stands on an albesia wood stand. Please note size and coloring may differ as the artist works with natural coconut shell. Dimension - 3.9" H x 5" Diam. Weight - 0.44 Color - Brown Base included Bali And Java
Hand-carved from local sese wood and decorated with textured, embossed aluminum sheet, this Ghanaian sculpture is crafted by Henry Acquah. With a round base, the sculpture depicts the bust of a king, with hand-painted motifs in red, yellow, and black for a truly regal look. Dimension - 13.5" H x 6" W x 2.8" D Weight - 1.32 Color - Black Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly West Africa
A fierce grin brings this leopard mask to life. Designed by Rita Addo Zakour, the expressive mask is carved by hand of sese wood. Treated with white clay for an aged finish, the mask is displayed on an iron stand. Dimension - 14" H x 6.25" W x 6.75" D Weight - 2.31 Color - Brown Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly Display stand included Features an aged antique finish West Africa
Rain tree wood and ivory wood are masterfully crafted into this gentle elephant waiting to greet you. This artisan-crafted statuette presented by Amporn shows off the natural grain of these fine woods.
Abubakari Alhassan hand-carves this mask from Ghanaian sese wood, etching it with line motifs and giving it a brown finish. He crafts it in the style of traditional Egyptian masks that the pharaoh would give as gifts to his loyal commanders. Dimension :-13.5" H x 9" W x 3.5" D Weight :-3.43 lbs Material :-Sese Wood Color :-Brown Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface Features an aged antique finish Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
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