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Hand Carved Guro Elephant Mask Made in West Africa, "Guro Elephant II"

The Guro peoples of Cote d'Ivoire revere 5 animals above all others, and one of... more

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The Guro peoples of Cote d'Ivoire revere 5 animals above all others, and one of them is the mighty elephant. The Guro believe that animals represent links between the human world and the spirit world. Salihu Ibrahim of Ghana faithfully represents a Guro-style elephant mask, carved of sese wood with fierce tusks and a long curving trunk.

  • 1.04 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 53 cm H x 19 cm W x 18 cm D
  • 20.75" H x 7.5" W x 7" D

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

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01/21/2022

"Beautiful elephant"

Im a big fan of Salihu Ibrahim and this mask is another addition to my collection. Well done again Salihu Ibrahim!

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Guro Elephant II, Hand Carved Guro Elephant Mask Made in West Africa

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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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Youthful Spirit Dance, Handcrafted Ivoirian Wood 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

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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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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Fang Culture, Original Hand Carved Wood Fang Style Wall Mask

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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.

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