Description: Vintage Large Ghanaian barber shop signs, hand-painted on a wood board. Sign is in great condition, with obvious signs of usage and wear. See photos for areas of discoloration, scratches and imperfections. Reads "Jeff Barber Shop" and measures 22.25" wide by 21.25" tall. Vibrant colors and lettering. Needs mounting hardware for reverse side. Both sides pictured.
About: Signs of this style originate in Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Ghana - painted by either hairstylists or paid artists. They depict elaborate styles of hair braiding for women or contemporary styles of hair cuts for men, using bright house/commercial paints on plywood boards, masonite or recycled wood. They are set out next to or around the stylists/barbers to give examples of the kind of work they can do, in order to attract customers. These rare signs are incredible displays of West African ingenuity, entrepreneurship, creativity and beauty/visual culture.
Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).