Danyi

Handcrafted African Festival Wood Mask

$89.99
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SKU: 217279
Description
This highly expressive mask with a fierce visage is adorned with snakes around the face and is worn by the Akipinis people for the Danyibakaka Festival. The event celebrates the historic crossing of the Danyi River with the aid of serpents. Once they crossed they settled there, forming the Danyi district near the town of Kpando. Sinclair Yao Daley hand-carves a loyal sese wood replica of this celebratory mask.
  • Sese wood
  • 1.52 lbs
  • 13.8 inches H x 6.8 inches W x 3.9 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Sinclair Yao Daley

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    My dad loved it

    Posted by Kathryn on Dec 3rd 2017

    This was a gift for my father who loves hand carved masks. He found a spot for it amongst his collection. He loved the craftmanship.

  • 5
    Danyi Wall Mask

    Posted by Debra on Sep 29th 2017

    Beautiful wall mask!

  • 5
    Piece of Art

    Posted by Chad on Jan 13th 2017

    This is an amazing mask . It is so smoothly carved and has some weight to it. I love it

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  • Elder Master
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  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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