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Africa Gabonese wood mask, 'Fang Forest Spirit' - Africa Gabonese wood mask

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Africa Gabonese wood mask, "Fang Forest Spirit"

Arched eyebrows frame the canny eyes of a spirit of the forest. Long and narrow... more

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Arched eyebrows frame the canny eyes of a spirit of the forest. Long and narrow, the serene visage appears in black, red and ivory. "One of the fundamental religious beliefs shared by Fang people was that of the necessity to protect and nurture the spirit of the dead, believed to dwell in the forest," says artisan Nana Adu Amankwapam I. "Anytime a ritual is to be performed in the forest to seek the views of the ancestors, this mask is worn."

  • 0.48 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 11 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 4.3" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Denise

From Port Saint Lucie/ Florida/United Stattes

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08/12/2017

"Love the meaning of tis mask!"

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Love the story behind this beautiful mask. Hanging to the left of my front door, it makes me think of the wooded area directly across the street. Beautiful piece!

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Fang Forest Spirit, Africa Gabonese wood mask

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LUCIA

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01/16/2021

"Beautiful"

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Wonderful small mask.

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t. lee d.

From Los Osos, California

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11/14/2019

"Nice addition to other wall hangings"

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Nice, well-crafted mask with simple, clean lines/design for our entryway.

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Oblong Face, Akan Wood Mask

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Daisy

From Sarasota, Florida USA

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02/21/2019

"Stunning, Bold, Strong"

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Grabs your attention. Small yet bold! Makes a powerful statement!

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Girl's Initiation, Dan wood mask

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Tanks

From Columbia, MD, USA

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07/13/2017

"Great Addition To Your Collection!"

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The intricate details of this fine piece speak to the expertise of the artisans spot on interpretation of what this unique carving should be represented as, an executioner. The attention to detail and skillful craftsmanship of the mask transports the viewer of this work into a duality of thought and feeling. On the one hand, being on the edge of fear, knowing what the work represents, but at the same time being caught up in the beauty of the presentation of the piece. This mask is a true work of art and is a most welcome addition to my collection.

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Eye Catching Conversation Piece Authentic Skilled Design Fragrant Smelling Wood

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Mary B.

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06/12/2017

"Well Above Average !"

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This is such a quality mask. The wood is much nicer than what I generally see on wooden wall masks. This mask is truly great and it has a polished, almost furniture quality about it ! Quite nice, and I am very pleased. I purchased this mask a while ago (years in fact) and I love it just as much now as I did when I first unwrapped it !

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African Tribal Decor

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