Ivory Coast Masks(94 items)
Explore NOVICA's Collection of Ivory Coast Masks. Discover the masks of the Akan, Baule, Dan, Senufo and other ethnic groups among the sophisticated, stylistically diverse, handcrafted traditional and contemporary masks in this unique collection. Each December, The Festival of Masks is held in the city of Man in the Ivory Coast and homage is paid to the forest spirits embodied in the masks worn by the festival dancers.
Featured Reviews on Ivory Coast Masks
I purchased three amazing masks for an art wall and this is one of the amzing masks that I chose. I was so impressed when I received it - true to the on-line pictures and perfect for what I had envisioned!!! Thank you Novica and the wonderful artists who helped create this work of art!
By Dan Dolan
Magnificent monkey business!
Large, well made. Unique piece and a great addition to my collection. Artist is very talented. One down side, you have to rig your own way to hang. Would be better with a wire or hanger screwed into the inside of mask.
Baule Moon Mask
Simply beautiful! I am in love with this mask! It is well crafted and looks even more beautiful in person.
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 Ivory Coast Masks
African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask, "Firespitter"$314.99
The Kponyugo mask, sometimes known as the "firespitter" mask, is an important ceremonial mask for the Senufo people of Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Its fierce appearance is intended to elicit uncertainty and apprehension, and it is commonly used during funeral rituals to scare away malevolent spirits. Salihu Ibrahim replicates the mask with extraordinary attention to detail. Featuring horns, pointy tusks, sharp-looking teeth, and a raffia mane, the visage is fearsome.
Unique African Wood Mask, "Protecting the Unborn"$217.99
Whispering words of encouragement, this is a protective spirit for women throughout pregnancy, and a celebratory spirit when the baby is born. The mysterious personage represents the Dan people who inhabit the mountainous regions of the Ivory Coast. Renowned for their mask tradition, they ably depict an astonishing range of expression in their hand-carved works. Salihu Ibrahim creates a faithful replica with this authentic African mask.
Hand Carved Dan Tribe African Mask, "Dan Protector"$99.99
With attentive eyes and an open mouth, a youthful personage seems to listen intently. This African mask by Emmanuel Opoku Asante is framed with raffia hair. "Among the Dan people of Ghana, such masks are used to regulate disagreements and to protect children," he explains.
Hand Made Wall Mask, "Beautiful Marriage"$107.99
This mask of lavish elegance is to be worn by adult women when they attend a marriage. According to the beliefs of the Guro people from Cote d'Ivoire, it will protect them from the evil eye coming from people who disagree with marriage ceremonies. Salihu Ibrahim creates a stunning sese wood replica which he carves by hand, expertly detailing a bird perched on the forehead looking downwards. Known as this long neck bird symbolizes beauty.