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Hand Beaded Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "River Goddess"

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Bright beadwork adorns the serene features of a river goddess. Salihu Ibrahim... more

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Bright beadwork adorns the serene features of a river goddess. Salihu Ibrahim creates an image from the Pende people of Zaire. Tassels of red thread complement the trade seed beads, and the piece receives an antique finish. Invoked during purification ceremonies of lakes, rivers and streams, the goddess protects her people from drowning.

  • 1.99 kgs
  • 4.4 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 25 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 9.75" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood, beads, iron rings
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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11/11/2017

"absolute treasure"

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River Goddess by Salihu Ibrahim is breath-taking! Thrilled with this addition to my collection. Highly recommended.

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  • stunning gift item
  • beautiful addition to home decor

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06/19/2016

"A culturasl heirloom"

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Beautiful colors, well made

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colorful well made

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From Dallas, Texas, USA

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09/26/2019

"Beautiful work"

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i love the masks Salihu Ibrahim creates. ive bought several. they are all beautiful and powerful.

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From Columbia, MD, USA

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07/13/2017

"Rare Beauty"

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I only need two words for this review, Truly Beautiful!

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From 29461

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04/17/2021

"so pretty"

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Im amazed how beautiful this lobi pillow is....the craftsmanship is exceptional, looks so beautiful in my display cabinet in top of books. I recomend it...beautiful

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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.

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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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