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Product ID: 168103

Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana, "Strong Protector"

Salihu Ibrahim crafts a striking mask intended to protect and fight evil where... more

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Salihu Ibrahim crafts a striking mask intended to protect and fight evil where it hangs. He calls the mask Toura, which in the language of Ghana's Hausa people means "Strong." Ibrahim crafts the mask by hand with sese wood featuring a jute hair and beard, as well as a headdress trimmed with raffia. Red cotton threads trim the aluminum mask over the large, expressive eyes.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, jute, aluminum, raffia, cotton
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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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09/23/2017

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"This is one of the favorite items I own."

This mask is an eye catcher. My daughter-in-law is an Art major and noticed this beautiful mask immediately upon entering my home. I have it hanging in the living room. He is our protector. He is surrounded by interesting objects from Hawaii and the Philippines. Thank you so much for adding to the mystique of my surroundings.

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Interesting unique gorgeous awesome!

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07/31/2018

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"Good vibes for our home office"

We have this exquisite and magnificent piece on the wall of our home office. We love the good energy we feel it brings to our home.

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  • Good energy, decor, conversation piece, art

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31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim

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Guest

I gasped when I opened the box to find this River Goddess Mask. It is even more beautiful than in the picture! The craftsmanship is very fine, and the overall effect is stunning. Gorgeous work!!
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Richard

This mask was exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Great craftsmanship.
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Jane Jarboe

This intriguing and beautiful mask is a proud addition to our home.
 
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