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African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bwa Butterfly Bird' - Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask Curate

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Bwa Butterfly Bird Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask

Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant... more

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Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant mask takes the shape of a butterfly. However, art historian Christopher D. Roy reports that elders of the Kambi clan in Dossi refer to these long-nosed butterfly masks as hawks or vultures. "This mask is used by males of the Bwa tribe during the harvesting of grains," says master wood carver Salihu Ibrahim. The red color comes from stones, ground and mixed with glue. Clay gives it yellow shading, and the black accents are created with charcoal. A loop on the back of the mask allows it to be easily displayed on a wall.

  • 0.41 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 14 cm H x 51 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 20" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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

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"Elegant and Majestic Mask"

I am a collector of African Masks and this one is incredible! It is a sensitive and powerful portrayal of a winged bird and beautifully elegant. It is made by artist/artisan with a deft, experienced hand. I will cherish it. Sincerely, ArtProf

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"Beautiful Handcrafted"

We have been buying masks from Novice for our mother for years. Every year for Christmas she receives an animal-themed mask. The artistry and detail on this mask is superb.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother-in-law
  • Occasion: Christmas

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"Beautiful mask"

Very pleased with my purchase. Beautiful craftsmanship, rich colors, great addition to my collection.

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Salihu Ibrahim

Meet the Artist
Salihu Ibrahim

Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures

West Africa
31 artist reviews

31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim

Guest

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!!

Richard

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.
 
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