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African mask, 'Bambara' - Hand Carved African Mask from Mali

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Hand Carved African Mask from Mali, "Bambara"

A winged figure with horns sits atop this handsome Bambara mask. Her swollen... more

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A winged figure with horns sits atop this handsome Bambara mask. Her swollen abdomen alludes to pregnancy, and hence, to fertility. The Bambara live in the region around Bamako, the capital of Mali. Their traditions include six male societies - Ntomo, Komo, Kono, Tyiwara, Kore, and Nama - each with its own type of mask, worn to display their status in society. This is a Kore mask; concerned with the sky and with the bringing of rain to make the crops grow, the Kore employ masks representing the hyena, lion, monkey, antelope and horse.

  • 1.40 kgs
  • 3.1 lbs
  • 57 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 22.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Bambara, Hand Carved African Mask from Mali

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Norma

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09/01/2020

"Exquisite Mask"

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Serene - Beautiful

Best Uses

  • Wall hanging

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Peace on Earth, African wood mask

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C

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05/22/2018

"Good View"

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a better value

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Brent

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02/27/2018

"Beautiful and will add to our collection"

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She loves it and shipping was fast and hassle free thank you

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Ahenfo, African Wood Mask

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  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Samuel, a true veteran of his craft, started carving in 1966. He is always sharing his talents by teaching his traditional techniques to anyone, including the younger generation and even tourists.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Samuel pays currently for the education of four children. Two are his children and two are not from his own family. Samuel is a gracious person with a big heart, which can be seen through his desire to help and enabling education for those outside of his family.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Samuel Okyere has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials for his masks and hire assistants.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Samuel supports four children. Two of them are not related to him, but he would still like to help and support them.

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Job Creator

Samuel currently gives work to full time helpers and often hires others as needed on a part-time basis.

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Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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