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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Our Spirits' - Burkina Faso Africa wood mask

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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, "Our Spirits"

Featureless, this mask represents protective spirits that can take animal form... more

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Featureless, this mask represents protective spirits that can take animal form or can appear as strange beings. These spirits watch over families, clans and communities. They provide for fertility, health and prosperity as well as continuity of life. Superbly carved by Salihu Ibrahim, this mask is representative of the Gurunsi people from Burkina Faso.

  • 0.99 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 76 cm H x 24 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 30" H x 9.5" W x 2.4" D

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

From Macon, GA

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12/30/2019

"Amazing Mask"

This is such a beautiful mask for a collection.

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Our Spirits, Burkina Faso Africa wood mask

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Archeopteryx

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06/15/2022

"Butterfly Bird Mask"

This is outstanding! It hangs near our stairs after coming in the front door of the house. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and the colors flow into the space. When hung on a single hook it hangs at a slight angle, but I feel that accentuates it.

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Landon

From U.S.

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04/14/2022

"Gorgeous"

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"

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"

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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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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

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Fang Culture, Original Hand Carved Wood Fang Style Wall Mask

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