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African mask, 'Baule Crocodile' - Fair Trade African Mask

Product ID: 215105

Fair Trade African Mask, "Baule Crocodile"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (112)
A fetish priest sits atop this handsome mask, which depicts a bearded man.... more

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A fetish priest sits atop this handsome mask, which depicts a bearded man. Wearing a raffia skirt, the priest holds twin crocodiles by the tail; the reptiles extend to the bottom of the mask. Salihu Ibrahim sculpts an image from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast, where the is a symbol of power and an intermediary between the underworld and the world of the living.

  • 1.37 kgs
  • 3.0 lbs
  • 47 cm H x 19.5 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 18.5" H x 7.75" W x 5.5" D

  • Sese wood and raffia
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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Total reviews

112

Meredith

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09/17/2019

"Absolutely Beautiful!"

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I am in love with this mask! It?s gorgeous. The craftsmanship is amazing.

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Baule Crocodile, Fair Trade African Mask

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Joseph

From Florida

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07/07/2021

"My Favorite"

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This is hands down my favorite item ordered so far from Novica. It adds such intrigue and whimsy to my office wall and I truly appreciate this artist. I cherish this item.

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Joseph

From Florida

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07/03/2021

"Love This artist"

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Probably said that already but the products he puts out make it hard not to... Such a quality piece added to my collection!

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Joseph

From Florida

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06/11/2021

"I wish i could give a higher rating"

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I am continually impressed with the work put out by this master of his craft! Items always look like they are represented online and are just a treasure for me and my home office wall!

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Eva

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06/09/2021

"Wonderful piece of furniture"

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Thank you Salihu Ibrahim for the wonderful woodwork. It makes me smile and appreciate it every time I look at it.

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Joseph

From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Fantastic craftsmanship"

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Very well made! I think I this artists biggest fan. His work is so amazing and the talent and art is obvious!!

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  • wall Hanging

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Heart Fortunes, Fair Trade Nigerian Wood Mask

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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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