CADEAUX du MONDE

Fair Trade Camerounian Brass Face Mask

Camerounian Artisan

Handcrafted of recycled brass using the "lost wax" method of casting at an artisans' cooperative in Bamenda, Cameroun, this face mask is a miniature adaptation of the traditional masks that were worn along with feather headdress hoods and cloaks in ceremonial dances such as death celebrations, harvesting and planting ceremonies and other annual festivities by village societies. More realistic than the wooden masks, this mask nevertheless exhibits the common stylistic features of the region--the birds symbolic of prestige.  This brass alloy was made from recycled metal.

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Welcome to Cadeaux du Monde's online gallery, an award winning, eclectic, green, fair trade, international folk art collection. Featuring affordably priced handmade folk art from developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, The Caribbean and the South Pacific for the sophisticated, discriminating collector. We also exhibit original regional New England artwork in Galerie Escalier. In addition to our fabulous folk art and original artwork, CADEAX du MONDE staff is available to present our popular multicultural workshops to students of all ages. Our latest expansion is providing small business and social media workshops and consulting with staff available for private lessons, group workshops and social media management.

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