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Bwa Tribe Wall Mask, "Butterfly Dancer"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (104)
Target-like circles on the face identify this ethereal winged creature as a... more

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Target-like circles on the face identify this ethereal winged creature as a butterfly. Gliding on soft wings, the mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. The zigzag motif signifies the ancestral path which every Bwa must follow in order to master life. Salihu Ibrahim carves the elegant image from African sese wood.

  • 0.52 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 55 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 21.75" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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104

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01/22/2021

"A new favorite"

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My husband really likes this new acquisition to his collection. We think it would be better to call the piece the Owl mask because it looks more like an owl than a butterfly but it is a good representation of a womens mask.

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Ann

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07/30/2018

"Its like a beautiful piece of history!"

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This is a wonderful, interesting wall sculpture filled with symbolic meaning and intrigue. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. I love this piece!

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Butterfly Dancer, Bwa Tribe Wall Mask

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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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wood dark

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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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  • It is so beautiful that it may stand alone on a wall as its central piece

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Ancestor's Spirit, Artisan Crafted Wood Mask

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03/23/2021

"Very unique"

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I do love this. I use it as a footstool. Only reason I didn t give it a 5 is because it s a bit narrow for my feet so I have to place them just so. A little to one side and it will tip over. But I still like it, and the look, and the craftsmanship.

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02/09/2021

"Mask masterpiece"

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Just a stunning mask. Expert beading, attention to detail, color combination and talented carving make this an exception piece.

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river goddess African mask goddess

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  • Dramatic addition to living space

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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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