This Wooden Fang Mask is handmade by artisans in Ghana, West Africa. Fang masks are used in ceremonies in Ghana amongst the Fang people. Members of the society wore the masks during the initiation of new members and the persecution of wrongdoers. These masks feature famous African symbols, including the Gye Nyame symbol, which is a symbol of God's omnipotence. Many also feature a Sankofa bird symbol, which symbolizes learning from the past.
Each mask is made by hand so there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, or pattern. This is what makes it unique and a true piece of African art. The masks are Fair Trade, and your purchase of these masks will help provide a stable income and a good standard of living for the artists and their families. Each wooden mask is individually made each unique with its own markings.
This Wooden Fang Mask is handmade by artisans in Ghana, West Africa. Fang masks are...