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African Wall Mask, "Senufo Monkey Mask"

A monkey centers the headdress of this beautiful African mask, and the personage... more

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A monkey centers the headdress of this beautiful African mask, and the personage wears large earrings. Hand carved and painted, the sese wood image is crafted by Ghana's Salihu Ibrahim. It represents the Fulani people who have settled in Mali. Although believed to have West African origins, the Fula are also present throughout Central Africa and Sudanese North Africa. "We Africans tend to adopt certain cultural practices that we believe are good ones, and customs are also shared through inter-cultural marriage," Ibrahim explains. "Among Mali-dwelling Fulani, comb masks are given to a woman as a marriage proposal. She responds by giving a Senufo monkey mask to her suitor as a sign of acceptance. Because the monkey is known to be a happy animal, this mask reflects her happiness in saying yes."

  • 0.67 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 19 cm W x 11 cm D
  • 16.25" H x 7.5" W x 4.3" D

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

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04/14/2022

"Gorgeous"

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This fabulous mask looks beautiful in my library.

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Sandy

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03/11/2022

"The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful"

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It was beautiful but I was hoping the beard would be fuller like in the picture- it is very skimpy The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful

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Tatyana

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01/21/2022

"Beautiful elephant"

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Im a big fan of Salihu Ibrahim and this mask is another addition to my collection. Well done again Salihu Ibrahim!

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Guro Elephant II, Hand Carved Guro Elephant Mask Made in West Africa

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

Purchased Item:

Fang Culture, Original Hand Carved Wood Fang Style Wall Mask

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Barbara

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11/09/2021

"I love this mask"

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This mask is magnificent! Even better than the picture.

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Kindly River Goddess, Congo Zaire Wood Mask

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Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

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Job Creator

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

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