Designer Evelyn Kafui Ahianyo explains, 'The almost invisible mouth makes it sacred because of the silence during funerals.' With eyes closed, this beautiful visage is covered with ornate aluminum repoussé. It's a traditional mask used in funeral rites by the chief priest of the Yiku clan of Ghana's Volta Region. The ceremony expels the souls of the recently dead. 'The almost invisible mouth makes it sacred because of the silence during funerals,' . 'Its possession assures protection while averting misfortune.'
- Sese wood & aluminum
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Ghana
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