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African wood mask, 'Bantu Forest Spirit' - Artisan Crafted Bantu African Forest Spirit Dance Mask

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

byChristopher Nyasafo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (20)
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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From Phoenix

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04/05/2021

"Exquisite Piece"

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This mask certainly added a shocker to my current collection. Very, very unique. Love it!

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stunning beautiful unique

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  • Wall Piece

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Rebecca

From USA

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10/05/2020

"Excellent craftsmanship"

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This mask is beautiful. By far the most interesting I have bought from Novica. Larger than I expected and love it. Everyone that visits my home complements it. Great work.

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Barbara

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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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rodney

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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Alicia

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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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Julia

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08/25/2021

"BEautiful and unique addition to our collection !"

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Made with Love ! Very original workmanship and design !

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: birthday

Rebecca

From USA

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08/08/2021

"Beautiful Mask"

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This artistic mask is a creative and skillfully designed piece. The colors blend so nicely. The craftsmanship is top notch. Great job by this artist. I have other masks from his collection and they are always beautiful. Thank u

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Songye Kwifibe, African Protection Spirit Wall Mask Artisan Crafted Wood Art

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Joseph

From Florida

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07/03/2021

"This item so impressed me"

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Yes it looks just like the photo and thats a fantastic thing but when i had it in my hands its was so magical! I hung it on my wall immediately and Im just in awe of the craftsmanship. I would very much recommend this artists work to anyone without hesitation

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TLArtSpace

From Washington DC

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06/15/2021

"Love this mask!!"

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This mask is a great addition to my beginners collection. Good quality.

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Joseph

From Florida

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05/15/2021

"Fantastic skill and care into the piece"

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This looks EXACTLY like the photos, I love it ! I want to thank the artisan for the skill and care clearly put into the piece. Its gonna sit on my desk and I will love it forever :)

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Cynthia

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04/21/2021

"Gorgeous piece!"

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Vibrant colors and exquisite details!

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