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African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask, "Firespitter"

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The Kponyugo mask, sometimes known as the "firespitter" mask, is an... more

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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.

  • 1.60 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 77 cm H x 24 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 30.5" H x 9.5" W x 9.5" D

  • Sese wood, brass
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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01/25/2017

"Great piece!"

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A fantastic addition to our home. A really great piece of handcrafted art.

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01/02/2020

"Social Piece"

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Huge mask! Compliments my home very well.

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From west bend

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12/20/2016

"African Mask review"

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It is beautiful piece of art work. It will fit right in with my collection of African art. Is there a way I can contact the artist? Id like to send him pictures of my collection. It might give him some ideas for future carvings.

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From Columbia, MD, USA

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11/01/2016

"The Firespitter"

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This extraordinary piece is one of the focal points of my collection. It is impressively striking to say the least. Everyone who enters the room where it is featured makes comments that encompass its striking details, distinctiveness, and authenticity. The Firespitter will surpass your every expectation, and is truly a must have for any serious collector of superior quality masks.

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From 29461

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04/17/2021

"so pretty"

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Im amazed how beautiful this lobi pillow is....the craftsmanship is exceptional, looks so beautiful in my display cabinet in top of books. I recomend it...beautiful

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03/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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This is a really beautiful and impressive mask. It contrasts, colors and work is really excellent. You cannot avoid saying a wow when you unwrap it from its box. Highly recommended.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Salihu Ibrahim has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to expand his workshop by hiring additional carvers.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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