African Good Luck Gifts(39 items)
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I?m intrigued by the mysterious expression on this face, but I was not sure if this mask would find an appropriate spot in my home. I shouldn?t have worried. I love this piece and it just belongs in my home.
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular African Good Luck Gifts
African Wood Wall Mask, "Protect the Jungle"$67.99
This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Ghana," he explains. "It is used to protect their forest, which they believe is the resting place of their ancestors." Named – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.
Hand Carved Nigerian Mask, "Kaduna Protector"$89.99
Wide eyes are ever vigilant, always alert. By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, this mask represents a protective spirit. "It is used by the Kaduna people in Nigeria, who hang the mask in their room," he says. "Anytime the man has to leave his wife alone at home, they believe that the spirit of protection invoked by this mask will protect her while he is away." He names the piece a Hausa word which means "protect my wife."
Beninese Wood Mask, "Her Protection"$79.99
By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king) Esigie who ruled Benin in the 16th century. The king is said to have worn the mask around his neck to drive away the forces of evil. The artisan names her hand-carved mask an Akan word which means "protection."
Hand Carved Akan Tribe Wood Mask, "Peace from Ghana"$119.99
Flame-like images dance on the forehead of this enigmatic visage. Lavishly-embellished with brass repoussé, the sese wood mask curves to form a strong profile. Gaunt lips bare even rows of teeth. Juliana Akandas designs an image thought to bring good tidings among the Akan people of Ghana. She names it which means "peace."