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Hand Crafted Wood Mask, "Fortune"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (104)
Geometric motifs adorn tall horns on this dramatic mask. Meticulously carved by... more

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Geometric motifs adorn tall horns on this dramatic mask. Meticulously carved by Salihu Ibrahim, it comes from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso. Ibrahim paints the mask by hand and rubs it with white clay, while river stones become the shining eyes. Such masks are thought to bring good fortune and are used to celebrate a bountiful harvest.

  • 0.77 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 69 cm H x 18 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 27" H x 7" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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104

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06/21/2016

"my favorite"

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centre of my collection

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  • anywhere

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Fortune, Hand Crafted Wood Mask

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From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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05/10/2018

"Poorly Made and Not as Expected"

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Novice describes the mask as having river stones become the shining eyes and painted by hand and rubbed with white clay. What arrived doesnt look like the same item. It has scratched out eyes where the so called river stones were supposed to be and instead of white clay the mask was painted white. I was so happy with the masks purchased from the same artist years ago - but the quality has become poor. You might as well go to Pier One or World Market..

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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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wood dark

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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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03/23/2021

"Very unique"

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I do love this. I use it as a footstool. Only reason I didn t give it a 5 is because it s a bit narrow for my feet so I have to place them just so. A little to one side and it will tip over. But I still like it, and the look, and the craftsmanship.

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02/09/2021

"Mask masterpiece"

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Just a stunning mask. Expert beading, attention to detail, color combination and talented carving make this an exception piece.

Tags By Jonathan

river goddess African mask goddess

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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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