Nigerian Mask 'festival' Hand Carved & Beaded Wood Wall Art Novica West Africa
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Nigerian Mask 'festival' Hand Carved & Beaded Wood Wall Art Novica West Africa:
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Intricately illuminated in colorful beadwork, this extraordinary mask showcases Victor Yao Delanyo's design vision. He sculpts the piece from sese wood and achieves the deep, rich color with mansion polish. Named "Festival," the work is typical of pieces exhibited in Nigeria's annual "Festac" – Festival of Arts and Crafts.
Artist: Victor Yao Delanyo
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24.0 inches H x 12.5 inches W x 4.7 inches DWeight 8.16 pounds Materials Beadwork on sese wood
Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive. As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next.See Listing InfoCURRENT PRICE: US $255.95SUGGESTED RETAIL
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"My works have been exhibited in the United States, as well as in Germany, Belgium, France and Australia."
"My name is Victor Yao Delanyo; I was born in January 28, 1966 in the Volta Region of Ghana. I completed my elementary school education in 1982. Due to financial difficulties I could not further my education, so I joined my brother-in-law who was a master carver, specializing in traditional African objects. I have been working independently for the past ten years and I am proud to mention that my works have been exhibited in the United States, as well as in Germany, Belgium, France and Australia. "I work with ten experienced carvers. We acquire a type of hardwood known as sese for carving masks. The image is first sketched on paper, and then given to the apprentices to carve. We chip at the wood to get the desired figure or shape, then use sandpaper and polish to achieve a smooth object of good quality. I use red and black emulsion paint for the finishing. Other materials used to decorate and preserve our works are metal plates and sometimes clay."
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