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Hand Carved Guro Tribal African Mask, "Ivoirian Avian Grace"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (110)
Leaning forward to caress the forehead, a graceful bird crowns this sese wood... more

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Leaning forward to caress the forehead, a graceful bird crowns this sese wood mask. The solemn visage boasts a narrow beard that curls in counterpoint to the slender avian body. Salihu Ibrahim uses manual tools to carve this mask with the detailed care that characterizes Guro artistry. For these Côte d'Ivoire people, masks personify the spirits of the underworld.

  • 0.60 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 57 cm H x 17 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 22.5" H x 6.75" W x 4.7" D

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

110

From Florida

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06/11/2021

"I wish i could give a higher rating"

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I am continually impressed with the work put out by this master of his craft! Items always look like they are represented online and are just a treasure for me and my home office wall!

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Eva

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06/09/2021

"Wonderful piece of furniture"

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Thank you Salihu Ibrahim for the wonderful woodwork. It makes me smile and appreciate it every time I look at it.

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Fantastic craftsmanship"

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Very well made! I think I this artists biggest fan. His work is so amazing and the talent and art is obvious!!

Best Uses

  • wall Hanging

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Heart Fortunes, Fair Trade Nigerian Wood Mask

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Exceptional"

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Im not the first to say it but I am so impressed with this Artist! I Love this guys work and the attention to detail

Best Uses

  • Wall hanging
  • Mounting

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Verified Reviewer

05/12/2021

"Looks great"

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Love this artist

Purchased Item:

Fortune, Hand Crafted Wood Mask

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From Florida

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05/11/2021

"Its next to me in my home office"

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This to me is my most cherished piece, I got it yesterday and I immediately put it up on the wall where I can see it. I work on the computer alot of the day so I look at it often. I love it and a huge credit to the talented artist who made it!

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  • Wall hanging

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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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