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Heart Shaped Kwele Protective Wood Mask Handmade African Art, "Kwele Mask III"

Christopher Nyasafo is inspired by the legendary masks of the Kwele people in... more

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Christopher Nyasafo is inspired by the legendary masks of the Kwele people in Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. The wall mask features two long horns that encircle the face with a heart-shaped aura. The masks are regarded as highly protective and are controlled by the Bwete Association, who maintains social order. They are used in ceremonies which promote well-being and community. Nyasafo carves the sese wood wall mask by hand and paints it brown, orange, green, and grey.

  • 0.77 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 38.5 cm H x 29 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 11.5" W x 2.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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Lee

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03/09/2018

"Not the best"

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When I opened this package, the mask looked like it had been dropped in the mud right before being dropped in the mail. It took me about 2 hrs with a toothbrush to get the mask clean enough to hang. Also, the painting on the mask was very much not up to the standard I was expecting.

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Kwele Mask III, Heart Shaped Kwele Protective Wood Mask Handmade African Art

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Jill

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02/28/2022

"African mask"

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Awesome mask! The workmanship is incredible! It just makes me happy every time I look at it! Highly recommend!

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Hannah

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12/14/2021

"Very fun mask for my collection."

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This is a lovely mask. Earrings are a great touch! Looks terrific on my mask room wall.

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"BEautiful and unique addition to our collection !"

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Made with Love ! Very original workmanship and design !

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Kwele Mask II, African Protective Wood Wall Mask Heart Shaped Kwele Art

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: birthday

Rebecca

From USA

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08/08/2021

"Beautiful Mask"

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This artistic mask is a creative and skillfully designed piece. The colors blend so nicely. The craftsmanship is top notch. Great job by this artist. I have other masks from his collection and they are always beautiful. Thank u

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Songye Kwifibe, African Protection Spirit Wall Mask Artisan Crafted Wood Art

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Joseph

From Florida

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07/03/2021

"This item so impressed me"

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Yes it looks just like the photo and thats a fantastic thing but when i had it in my hands its was so magical! I hung it on my wall immediately and Im just in awe of the craftsmanship. I would very much recommend this artists work to anyone without hesitation

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