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Congolese Wood Wall Mask, "Secret Initiation"

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Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves a compelling mask inspired by the customs of the... more

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Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves a compelling mask inspired by the customs of the Songye people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Featuring three horns, this sese wood mask replicates the one worn during initiation meetings of the secret society, as well as during ceremonials to welcome visiting dignitaries.

  • 0.86 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 37 cm H x 18 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 14.5" H x 7" W x 5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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103

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10/16/2019

"Beautiful"

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Elegant piece. Well crafted!

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06/28/2019

"Five stars look great on my wall"

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this Is a great looking mask that I cherish and love

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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.

Best Uses

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

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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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Best Uses

  • Dramatic addition to living space

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01/29/2021

"Simply Gorgeous"

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This adds to the mask I bought and serves as a set. The eyes seem to follow and watch you. Just love the workmanship. Looks great on my wall.

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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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