Black Masks(49 items)
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Featured Reviews on Black Masks
This mask is a beautiful addirion to my collection and depiction of looking at the past in order to learn for the future
This is pure art! The various woods and metals comprising the design are beautifully integrated to enhance the overall subject.
Another Beautiful Mask by Jose Canil Ramos
This mask is absolutely gorgeous. It is my new favorite mask. (The photograph doesn?t do it justice. The mask is a much lighter orange than what is shown). I now have a collection of six of the artist?s masks and I love them all.
Marcilio Barroco Leather masks
"When someone puts on a mask, actually, he is unmasking himself, as hidden aspects of his personality become visible."
Popular Black Masks
Hand Made African Wood Mask, "Akan Beauty"$99.95
From the imagination and skilled hands of Ghanaian woodcarver Rita Addo Zakour comes this detailed wooden mask. Handcrafted of local sese wood with a satin finish and hand-hammered aluminum detailing. Zakour names her creation , from the Akan word for beauty. Comes with a leather tab for hanging.
Artisan Crafted Archaeological Masks from Peru (Set of 2), "Inca Offering"$39.99
Traditionally worn for sacrificial rites, these Inca masks were considered as amulets to communicate with the (gods) and ask for their favor. Jaime Zapata handcrafts the masks from a combination of papier-maché and plaster of Paris; the masks are adorned with jute headdresses.
Handcrafted Wood Animal Mask Wall Sculpture, "Orange Maya Deer"$97.99
"The stories that my grandfather used to tell me inspired me to create this sculpture," explains Guatemalan carver Jose Canil Ramos. "To the Maya people, the deer is the most intelligent creature of all, and represents the purity of the forests." Canil carves the mask by hand from pinewood and paints it with extraordinary artistry. Before finishing the piece, he applies a mixture of soot and water to achieve an antique and weathered illusion. The ears and antlers are disassembled for shipping.
Hand Carved Wood Mask, "Whatever You Want"$54.99
Carved of African sese wood, this mask seems angry. Its sleek contours depict eyes that slant toward a narrow nose and sensuous mouth. Nana Frimpong names this design meaning "say whatever you want" in the language of Ghana's Akan people. "Sometimes when you insult someone, the person just looks at you without uttering a word and afterward tells you, 'You can say whatever you want.'"