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African Carvings Ghana

Artisan John Koranteng

Each region of Africa has its own traditional craftsmanship based on the natural resources of the area. Skilled artisans in the Rain Forests of Ghana have developed distinctive Wood-Carvings over the centuries. These woodcarvings depict everyday scenes of West African Village life. In more ways than one, therefore, a little piece of West Africa can adorn your home or that of a friend.

Producing the woodcarvings is a basic part of the economy of the area and both the Government and ourselves take great care to ensure that the production is carries out in a sustainable manner. For every tree felled for this work, three more are planted and many former poachers are now employed to police these policies. Environmentalists and Local Communities work hand in hand. We work directly with the co-operatives to ensure quality for the buyers and a fair price for the producers.

Information about Ghana.




Product Image Item Name Price-
Fish Mask - 165 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Fish Mask - 165 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

African Fish Mask, hand-carved in Kumasi, Ghana, by John Koranteng. Wooden masks, which might either be human or animal or of mythical creatures, are...
GBP - £29.95

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State Mask - 164 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

State Mask - 164 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Tribal State Mask with decorative brass facial. Hand-carved in Kumasi, Ghana, by John Koranteng. Wooden masks, which might either be human or animal...
GBP - £29.95

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Elephant Mask - 161 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Elephant Mask - 161 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Ceremonial Elephant Mask Hand-carved in Kumasi, Ghana, by John Koranteng. Wooden masks, which might either be human or animal or of mythical...
GBP - £22.50

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Baule Mask - 159 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Baule Mask - 159 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Surprise a friend with this 'different' free-standing mask. Wooden masks are widely used in dances at African villages during festivals + ceremonies....
GBP - £14.95

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Don't Gossip Woman - 154 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Don't Gossip Woman - 154 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

A constant cry in traditional African communities. Hand-carved in Kumasi, by John Koranteng. This item is part of an unique selection of handmade...
GBP - £14.95

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Elephant in Village - 160 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Elephant in Village - 160 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

This sculpture of an Elephant in a village captures a typical West African village scene. Hand-carved in Kumasi, by John Koranteng. This item is part...
GBP - £14.95

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Hollow Mask - 166 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Hollow Mask - 166 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Small Hollow Mask. Hand-carved in Kumasi, Ghana, by John Koranteng. Wooden masks, which might either be human or animal or of mythical creatures, are...
GBP - £14.95

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Mother & Baby - 153 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Mother & Baby - 153 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

A mother tenderly cares for her young baby. Babies are carried in a shawl tight to their mother all day long. Hand-carved in Kumasi, by John...
GBP - £14.95

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Pot Carrier - 151- Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Pot Carrier - 151- Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Balancing a red clay kukuo (pot), a woman with her young child makes her daily trek to the river to fetch water. Hand-carved in Kumasi, by John...
GBP - £14.95

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Pounding Fu Fu - 152 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

Pounding Fu Fu - 152 - Fair Trade Woodcarving from Africa

A common site in Ghanaian villages, two women pounding fufu - yams and manioc, the staples of their daily diet. Hand-carved in Kumasi, by John...
GBP - £14.95

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