Ivoirian Elephant African Mask, "Strength of the Elephant"
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With wide ears alert, an elephant rises tall above this mask by Salihu Ibrahim. The long, strong trunk reaches downward to explore this proud personage. Salihu Ibrahim finds an exquisite balance in the wide shoulders and elongated earrings, demonstrating his refined aesthetic. Hand-carved of African sese wood, the mask comes from the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire; the elephant symbolizes strength.
- 0.67 kgs
- 1.5 lbs
- 54 cm H x 17 cm W x 13 cm D
- 21.25" H x 6.75" W x 5" D
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.