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Hand Carved African Ram Mask, "Powerful Ram"

Representing the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire, this dramatic mask depicts a ram... more

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Representing the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire, this dramatic mask depicts a ram with powerful horns. Salihu Ibrahim carves the image from native sese wood and applies white clay for an aged effect. Among the Baule people, theram represents strength and is sometimes considered a spirit related with agriculture.

  • 1.06 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 28 cm H x 23 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 11" H x 9" W x 5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Susan

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11/16/2022

"Wonderful mask"

I was very excited to receive this mask. It makes a great impression against the white wall where I wanted to place it. I love the geometric design and quirkiness of the face which evokes laughter and good humor for me.

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Nat

From Ireland

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09/28/2022

"Beautiful mask"

I bought this mask to decorate my living room. The mask looks great, Im very pleased. Impressive craftsmanship!

Purchased Item:

Brown Baule Ram, Ivoirian African Ram Mask with Jute Mane

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Douglas

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09/10/2022

"Powerful and a little Cute"

Photos do this no justice. The antlers (or perhaps horns) stand in contrast to the simple, but elegant, face. its one of those designs that makes you think, why couldnt I have thought of this, while in your heart you know you couldnt have done so. This is my 16th mask.

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Archeopteryx

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06/15/2022

"Butterfly Bird Mask"

This is outstanding! It hangs near our stairs after coming in the front door of the house. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and the colors flow into the space. When hung on a single hook it hangs at a slight angle, but I feel that accentuates it.

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Landon

From U.S.

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04/14/2022

"Gorgeous"

This fabulous mask looks beautiful in my library.

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Sandy

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03/11/2022

"The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful"

It was beautiful but I was hoping the beard would be fuller like in the picture- it is very skimpy The hair on the other hand is full and beautiful

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