Ngil Masquerade

African Aluminum Wood Mask in Black and White from Ghana

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SKU: 285509
Ghanaian artisan Abdulai Osman Adam crafts this African mask of sese wood covered with embossed aluminum sheet. Petite beads of recycled glass and brass eyes complete the design. Black and white in color, the mask is crafted in the Ngil masquerade style of the Fang tribe. Ngil masks are worn by Fang men during certain ceremonies held to welcome new members, as well as to bring criminals to justice.
  • Sese wood, aluminum, recycled glass beads, brass
  • 1.12 lbs
  • 12.3 inches H x 4.7 inches W x 2.6 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Abdulai Osman Adam