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An excellent decorative piece
It is impressive the mask design and more dramatic are the colors. It is a focus of attention. Love it.
Although smaller than our other masks, it was what we expected. It looks wonderful over a doorway. So glad we have it.
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask, "Boruca Tradition"$79.99
This little devil is as full of color as it is of fiery spirit. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand carves this traditional Boruca balsa wood mask with a orange face, green and purple horns, closed eyes with green eyelids, exaggerated eyebrows in yellow and red, an open mouth with large fangs, a lilac chin, and a blue nose. The artisan hand-paints details in a variety of contrasting colors. Brass eyelets and an agave cord are attached to the back for easy hanging.
The Boruca people live in southwestern Costa Rica. Devil masks are part of a centuries-old festival called "The Game of the Devils," honoring the Boruca's fight to defend their land from invading Spaniards. During the festival, the masked actors portray defenders fighting a bull, representing Spain. The bull is a large costume that takes about ten men to maneuver. Victor Hernandez learned the art of Boruca mask carving at the side of his father.
Butterfly Theme Balinese Hibiscus Wood Mask, "Queen of the Butterflies"$77.99
A butterfly alights on the face of a beautiful woman with scarlet lips. Or perhaps it is two birds, facing each other as if in a test of wills. By Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya, the enigmatic hibiscus wood mask is painted by hand. It poses on a stand of guagule wood.
Painted Sese Wood and Aluminum Wall Mask from Ghana, "Elephant Strength"$77.99
Artisan Rapheal L. Commey of Ghana designs and hand-carves this unique wall mask. Aluminum plates with circle motifs enhance the sese wood face, which is finished with paint and clay. At the top of the mask's head, the artisan carves a small elephant whose trunk extends to form the mask's nose. The artisan calls the mask , which means "elephant" in the Ga language.
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