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Ivory Coast Wood Mask, "Secret Guro Bird"

byVictor Yao Delanyo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (35)
Hand-carved features glow with subtle color, while a bird perches atop the head... more

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Hand-carved features glow with subtle color, while a bird perches atop the head of an enigmatic figure. Victor Yao Delanyo sculpts a mask in the style of the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire. "I portray a Guro mask," Delanyo says. "It is used by secret societies during their ceremonies." Carved of seasoned sese wood, the piece is embellished with dark tan polish and painted by hand.

  • 1.11 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 51 cm H x 14 cm W x 7.5 cm D
  • 20" H x 5.5" W x 3" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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35

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04/12/2021

"Unique Christmas Tree Ornaments"

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Very artistic designs and quality workmanship. Culturally significant for myself and my family.

Best Uses

  • Christmas tree ornaments and wall decor

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07/22/2020

"Amazing craftsmanship"

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So much detail on each ornament. Truly a unique ornament to be treasured forever.

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01/17/2020

"My Grandaughter Loves them"

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Great Christmas present. They are bigger tan I thought. Worth it!

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01/09/2020

"Great Quality!"

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Beautiful masks, great quality and a nice solid weight. Definitely worth the price!

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01/09/2020

"Love Them"

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Wow! Just what I was looking for, perfect addition to my collection

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01/03/2020

"A beautiful reminder dee of African Art"

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These masks are exquisite ! We purchased them for ourselves and our favorite young couple as special Christmas tree ornaments. They are a bit heavy for a tree but being hung has beautiful Art as a remembrance from our time in Africa.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Victor Yao Delanyo has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, metal plates, paints and polish for production.

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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