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Handcrafted Ivoirian Wood Mask, "Youthful Spirit Dance"

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Elegant textures adorn this horned mask by Salihu Ibrahim. With its simplified... more

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Elegant textures adorn this horned mask by Salihu Ibrahim. With its simplified line and stylized features, it represents a minor spirit. Such masks are worn by the junior rank of male dancers among the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire. Ibrahim names the hand-carved piece Kple Kple, or "Youthful Spirit."

  • 0.89 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • 46 cm H x 22 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 18" H x 8.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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119

Joseph

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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Joseph

From Miami, FL

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06/16/2016

"Playful creation!"

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There is a sweet simplicity to this piece. It feels young and innocent and joyful. I love it!

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STEPHEN

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01/06/2021

"Flexible and appealing"

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A very different mask, but adaptable to many different atmospheres.

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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

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Barbara

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11/09/2021

"I love this mask"

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This mask is magnificent! Even better than the picture.

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Kindly River Goddess, Congo Zaire Wood Mask

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Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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