Ashanti Bead Mask. International Shipping is already included in the price, through the post office registered mail, however should you wish to receive this treasure urgently please get in touch for a quote on courier costs.
This hand beaded mask, is beautifully made. Measurements are as follows 8 inches by 15 inches and made in wood and beautiful bead work. Great piece for your wall or to sit on a shelf, always a favorites with art lovers or simply for people who enjoy different forms of art/decor. This mask is from Ghana Africa and an item that will be treasured for many years to come. Beautiful detail and beautifully made.
The Ashanti mask comes from the Akan people group in Ghana. In Africa masks can be traced back, to well past Paleolithic times The Ashanti masks are beautiful, and there is alot of history to the mask. They are made of various materials, included are leather, metal, fabric and various types of wood. The Ashanti mask are often part of a ceremonial costume and are used in religious and social events to represent the spirits of ancestors. The masks are brought to life through dance. The wearer of the mask would wear an elaborate costume to hide their identity and add to the mysticism of the mask. Masks are highly sought after by art collectors and can be viewed in museums and art galleries in many parts of the world. Masks are an “original” work of art, individually hand carved, no two are exactly the same which adds to the value of each piece. Original nature of tribal art is be reflected by differences from the mask as shown, each piece of a specific style maybe similar, but not identical.