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

Product ID: 215105

Fair Trade African Mask, "Baule Crocodile"

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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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.

Product Reviews By Customers

31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim


I gasped when I opened the box to find this River Goddess Mask. It is even more beautiful than in the picture! The craftsmanship is very fine, and the overall effect is stunning. Gorgeous work!!


This mask was exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Great craftsmanship.

Jane Jarboe

This intriguing and beautiful mask is a proud addition to our home.