Congolese wood mask, "Lega Sorcerer"
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A mask of mystical allure, it is traditionally worn by the Lega sorcerer from Congo-Kinshasa (formerly Zaire). According to Lega customs, the sorcerer wears this mask with the sole purpose of healing, consulting the oracle or for initiation rites. Salihu Ibrahim carves the sese wood mask by hand in an oval, with a concave heart-shaped face. He paints the piece an off-white shade, and treats the mask to appear like an antique piece.
- 0.80 kgs
- 1.8 lbs
- 29 cm H x 25 cm W x 6 cm D
- 11.5" H x 9.75" W x 2.4" D
- Sese wood
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
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.