‘Festive Dancer’ (Coffee Bean Shape)
Featured at NOVICA, in association with National Geographic
This intriguing mask by Gordon Adu is shaped like a coffee bean. Adorned with tribal markings, it depicts a dancer from the Dan tribe of Côte d’Ivoire and parts of Liberia. Masks like this one are worn during festivities and also make an appearance for funeral rites.
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- Weight: 0.9 lbs ,
- Measurements: 11.25″ H x 5″ W x 2″ D
- Features: Sese wood
- Made in: Ghana
ABOUT THIS ARTIST
He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents.
Born in 1974, Gordon Adu was unable to finish secondary school because of economic limitations, and thus fell back on his natural artistic inclinations. He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents. In eight months Adu had advanced greatly in the creation and finishing of wooden art.
Armed with talent and burgeoning experience, he moved to the city to seek new opportunities. After a while he returned to his home city and established his workshop there, receiving indispensable moral support from his brother.
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