Materials: wood and beads

Dimensions: cm 59 x cm 12 x cm 5

Country of origin: Ghana


Vintage African mask from Ghana, in hand-carved wood and decorated with small colored beads on the cheeks and forehead, some parts missing.


Curious Note : Glass beads have been an integral part of African history since time immemorial. They function like money, indicate wealth and power, are spiritual talismans and form coded messages. On the African continent, glass beads have been mounted not only in majestic jewels to adorn and protect people, but also on sacred objects and fetishes, indispensable in ceremonies and initiations. They are also a visual means of showing one’s age, social belonging and hierarchy within the community.

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