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Product ID: 210952

Handcrafted African Sese Wood Mask with Horns from Ghana, "Wan Dance"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (88)
Masks like this one are typically used by people of the Wan tribe during... more

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Masks like this one are typically used by people of the Wan tribe during traditional dances at the Danfra festival of peace. During this festival, members of many different tribes come together to thank the gods for their blessings. Ghanaian artisan Salihu Ibrahim recreates that tradition with this mask, handcrafted of sese wood with horns atop the head and raffia fibers adorning the ears.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 28 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 17" H x 11" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood, raffia
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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88

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10/12/2019

"Wan Dancer"

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This is a must buy! Great quality! Beautiful!

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Wan Dance, Handcrafted African Sese Wood Mask with Horns from Ghana

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05/22/2018

"good value"

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I just like this one

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Wan Dance, Handcrafted African Sese Wood Mask with Horns from Ghana

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08/01/2020

"Beautiful"

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This mask has been my favorite by far. Much more beautiful in person than the picture

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Strong Protector, Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana

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From Portland Oregon

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07/15/2020

"african mask great quality"

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I live this mask so much

Tags By Billydee

horned protector

Best Uses

  • African mask
  • wall art

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Yu

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01/14/2020

"Nice piece"

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It is a really lovely item, over my expectations, all the details are wonderful

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01/06/2020

"I love the power of this mask."

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This mask is a very powerful and well made piece. It sparks a lot of conversation because it is the first one people go to and ask about. I wish I knew more about it and its history.

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Dan Dark Spirit, Hand Carved African Mask from Liberia's Dan Tribe

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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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