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Product ID: 231893

Handmade African Wood and Jute Monkey Mask, "Baule Gbekre I"

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For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve... more

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For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve as an important connection to the spiritual world. Salihu Ibrahim of Ghana creates this Baule-style monkey mask, hand-carved of sese wood and replete with a mane of jute cords. Horizontal lines on the cheeks and forehead represent facial scarification.

  • 1.04 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 33 cm H x 24 cm W x 21 cm D
  • 13" H x 9.5" W x 8.25" D

  • Sese wood, jute, clay
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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Total reviews

93

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11/03/2020

"Interesting piece."

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Well made, but bit creepy. Love it

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Baule Gbekre I, Handmade African Wood and Jute Monkey Mask

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11/22/2020

"excellent"

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this mask is gorgeous. the carving is wonderful. it get lots of compliments.

Best Uses

  • adds beauty to living space

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11/07/2020

"Fabulous piece by favorite artist"

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Had my eye on this item for over a year and finally decided to get it. Am I glad! Salihu Ibrahim is my favorite Novica artist and I have a few other pieces of his. The size of the picture needed to capture the mane doesn t do it full justice. Beautiful in hand. Thank you for another exquisite piece of art.

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Whimsical fine detail creative

Best Uses

  • Wall art

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Verified Reviewer

10/29/2020

"A beautiful mask"

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I am very pleased that I bought it. Beautiful woodwork.

Purchased Item:

Sun Dancer, Artisan Hand Carved Sese Wood Bwa Sun Mask from Ghana

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Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

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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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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