Sign of Protection

African Wood Mask

$74.99
(2 reviews) Write a Review
SKU: 183323
Description
A master of traditional African design, Godfred France creates a mask that arises from his own imagination. Its serene circular shape is harmonious, balanced by big round eyes and a gently rounded mouth. But it is the rich repoussé ornamentation that distinguishes this handcrafted work of art. It is named Gratu, a Hausa word that means 'protection.'
  • Sese wood, brass and aluminum
  • 1.21 lbs
  • 10.3 inches H x 10.3 inches W x 3.2 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Godfred France

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Absolutely beautiful

    Posted by Kimberlee on Oct 4th 2019

    This mask is to perfection from the detail of work a must have.

  • 5
    Exquisitely done.

    Posted by Virginia on Aug 15th 2019

    I?m intrigued by the mysterious expression on this face, but I was not sure if this mask would find an appropriate spot in my home. I shouldn?t have worried. I love this piece and it just belongs in my home.

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