White Masks(52 items)
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African Wood Mask
The mask arrived today. Very beautiful, Im very happy with my purchase. I will order from Abdul again. Thank you.
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 White Masks
African Wood Mask, "Protect the Forest"$67.99
This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Ghana," he explains. "It is used to protect their forest, which they believe is the resting place of their ancestors." Named – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.
Artisan Crafted Bantu African Forest Spirit Dance Mask, "Bantu Forest Spirit"$139.99
Beautifully mysterious and enigmatic, this replica of the forest spirit mask bears the artistry of the Bantu people. They live in several communities that spread from Africa's Great Lakes region all the way down to South Africa. To the Bantu, masks with off-white faces represent the spirits of their ancestors and were often worn by dancers on stilts during funeral rituals. Working with sese wood, Ghana's Christopher Nyasafo faithfully replicates the mask in off-white, red and black featuring stone and cotton twine earrings. A second smaller face wears recycled glass earrings.
Aluminum and Sese Wood African Carved Mask of a Town Crier, "The Town Crier"$79.99
News source, messenger, and gossip-monger all rolled into one, town criers play a noble roll in keeping communities informed. Ghanaian artist Kobina Asmah pays tribute to this profession with a stunningly beautiful carved sese wood mask adorned with aluminum plates. The mask looks to be in the middle of yelling something, yet its face is calm and majestic.
African Wall Mask of Swahili Healer Original Design, "Afya"$69.99
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates the original design of this mask for his "Afya" collection. Meaning "health" in the Swahili language, the mask features a whitened face and a stern visage. Mohamadu hand-carves the sese wood wall mask and adorns it with an ornate headdress and red beard.