Global, Tribal & African Masks - historically, masks have defined us, defied us, and thoroughly beguiled us!
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How do you decorate your home with masks?
Masks have long been used as home décor, especially for the eclectic and worldly decorator. They’re a thoughtful way to tell a story, bring depth and texture to a wall, and complement the rest of your global style. They can also be used to... read more
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Although smaller than our other masks, it was what we expected. It looks wonderful over a doorway. So glad we have it.
A Work of Art!
This mask looks so fabulous in my home. A real eye catcher, the colors and workman ship are exceptional . To own this piece at Novica pricing is a true blessing
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."
Butterfly Theme Balinese Hibiscus Wood Mask, "Queen of the Butterflies"$69.99
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.
Handcrafted Mexican Ceramic Aztec Eagle Warrior Mask, "Aztec Eagle Warrior"$89.99
A youthful face represents one of the renowned Aztec Eagle warriors, an elite infantry comprised of pre-Hispanic noblemen. Working in ceramic, artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association create an original mask that is faithful to Mexico's ancient historical record.
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.
Woodcarver Arturo Aj Canil of Guatemala To understand immigration, we need to understand the root causes that... read more
“When you dream, dream big…” that was the saying on my mind as I listened to Abdul Aziz Mohamadu talking about... read more