Cotton batik wall hanging, 'Banish Bad Luck' (Ghana)

West Africa has a rich tradition of masks, embodied in a wall hanging by K. Baka. Each has its meaning protection, strength, peace, joy and love, for example. This beautiful batik depicts a mask with an adinkra symbol on the forehead. Mmsusuyidee means "that which removes bad luck" in the Twi language and is a symbol of good fortune and sanctity.