Hand Beaded Masks(65 items)
Welcome to the Hand Beaded Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Hand Beaded Masks
It exceeded my expectations. The beadwork is incredible. The eyes are cut out yet they are so deep that they look black when hanging on the wall. Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there. Wondering...
By Jane J.
River Goddess by Salihu Ibrahim is breath-taking! Thrilled with this addition to my collection. Highly recommended.
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."
Popular Hand Beaded Masks
Hand Crafted Huichol Multicolor Beaded Mask, "Deer Shaman"
With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio Hernandez have transformed tiny chaquira beads into beautiful and glossy motifs adhered to a papier-mâché base. The result is a veritable explosion of color, replete with symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must for lovers of the truly rich culture of Mexico. (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, (deer), (eagle), (corn), and (corn stalk). For these pieces, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a unisel base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration. beeswax adhesive.
Eco-Friendly African Wood Mask with Raffia from Ghana, "Eco Akuchinyere"
Wearing a headdress made from colorful, handwoven raffia fiber, this African mask is created by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He hand-carves the mask from a single piece of sese wood, accented with colorful beads of recycled plastic. This mask is named which means "wealth has come" in the Igbo language of Nigeria.
Handcrafted Huichol Papier Mache Mask with Beadwork, "Scorpions and Deer"
Snowflakes, stars, and flowers interact with deer and scorpions in this beautiful mask by Higinio Hernandez. Facial features have been originally outlined and magnificently complemented with an incredible array of brilliant designs. The magnificent mélange of pattern and color suggest the coming of spring in all its glory and the renewal of life. The process of crafting this piece requires the utmost patience and skill from the artist, as each tiny bead is individually attached to the carefully hewn base using a needle.
Authentic Huichol Multicolor Beadwork Mask, "Shaman Deer"
A sacred symbol, this blue or peyote flower recalls millenary Huichol traditions. the Huichol's elder brother, assumes the form of a deer to become a messenger from the gods. His presence is only perceptible through the consumption of peyote flowers. Higinio Hernandez handcrafts this mask to ask the gods' assurance of an abundant maize harvest, as well as protection from the scorpions that guard it. The Huichol draw, paint or make elaborate yarn or bead works, using the images that best express what it is they want to ask the gods, in the hopes it will be granted. upon a fiberglass base. Hernandez affixes the beads with a natural glue of his own preparation, known as . This work is an extraordinary testimonial of pre-Hispanic shamanic rituals that have transcended the passing of time and history, and is certain to enthrall the admirer of Huichol custom.
Care instructions: To prevent the beads from coming loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light as it may melt the Campeche wax adhesive.