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Product ID: 261683

Artisan Crafted Bantu African Forest Spirit Dance Mask, "Bantu Forest Spirit"

byChristopher Nyasafo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (8)
Beautifully mysterious and enigmatic, this replica of the forest spirit mask... more

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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.

  • 2.40 kgs
  • 5.3 lbs
  • 52 cm H x 29 cm W x 14.5 cm D
  • 20.5" H x 11.5" W x 5.75" D

  • Sese wood, cotton trim, recycled glass and stone beads
  • 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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8

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02/24/2019

"Fabulous"

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Wonderful piece of art beautifully executed. Thank you Mr Nyasafo.

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From rochester ny

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08/04/2018

"Gorgeous!"

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Absolutely gorgeous piece of artwork. Incredibly beautiful and immaculately crafted. Of the highest quality.

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11/18/2017

"Amazing"

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I neglected to check the size on this before buying it. Its huge! And its beautiful. One of our favourites.

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From San Francisco Bay Area

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08/14/2020

"More stunning in person"

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The vibrant colors and design add life to any room this mask is placed. Its a stunning addition to my collection. I look forward to ordering more masks from this artist.

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Kidumu Society, Artisan Crafted Colorful Teke-Tsaye African Mask

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Lee

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03/09/2018

"Not the best"

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When I opened this package, the mask looked like it had been dropped in the mud right before being dropped in the mail. It took me about 2 hrs with a toothbrush to get the mask clean enough to hang. Also, the painting on the mask was very much not up to the standard I was expecting.

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02/08/2018

"Perfect!"

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This was a gift, to myself! The detail is amazing, this is also a fantastic addition to my collection! Thanks!

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

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