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Product ID: 90563

Handcrafted Ivoirian Wood Mask, "Youthful Spirit Dance"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (89)
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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Reviews by Customers

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89

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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Youthful Spirit Dance, Handcrafted Ivoirian Wood Mask

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10/17/2020

"Nice piece."

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This piece looks great on my wall. The color and look of the mask fits my home nicely.

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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

Purchased Item:

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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