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Do you love the masks of Lotus Masks & World Imports and have a trip to Africa planned in the near future? If so, here are some tips for some great places to check out. Africa is an extremely diverse … Continue reading
A vintage or antique look can add to the appeal of your African mask, but improper care can lead to devaluation or degradation of your mask or sculptures. Since most African artifacts are crafted from the natural materials, following these … Continue reading
Situated on both sides of Ghana, West Africa’s first nation to gain independence, are the present-day countries of Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Togo, and Benin. Though the ethnic background and tribal identifications of each country overlap with those of Ghana, … Continue reading
Abdoulie Sowe is one of many in an extended family that makes his living almost entirely through woodcarving and finishing. Everyday, he hikes several miles from his family compound on on side of the Brikama village, to the outskirts of … Continue reading
While most people associate exotic masks and statues solely with African art, the breadth of African art extends beyond this. Even with material art, there are also cloths and bodily decorations to consider as well as carved doors, poles and … Continue reading
There are six major ethnic groups in Ghana: Ashanti, Ewe, Guma, Guan, Mole-Dagbani and Ga-Adangbe. The Ashanti people are the largest and their chief crafts are African mask and African statue making, woodwork and weaving. They are noted for their … Continue reading
The most dominant form of Ivorian art is the African mask. Of the over sixty ethnic groups in Ivory Coast, the most popular masks are made by the Baoule, the Senuofo, the Dan and the Guro. Because quite a number … Continue reading
If you’re like us, you love African masks–or masks in general. You’d love to have them all, and you think they’d make great gifts. If you’re considering giving an African mask as a gift to a first-time collector (who may … Continue reading
Come September 19, an exhibition of sculpture from the ancient Kingdom of Ife will arrive at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. This will be its first stop in the US after successfully touring Britain and Spain where it was eagerly … Continue reading
“We love all of our masks, it’s hard to choose a favorite,” say Tim & Kyle, the mask-loving duo behind Lotus Masks. But when you twist their arms, you’ll get an answer. And why not start browsing for Tibetan, Indonesian, … Continue reading