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Ivory Coast Wood Peg Sculpture, "Kong Protection"

Two faces are certain to bring protection according to the beliefs of the Kong... more

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Two faces are certain to bring protection according to the beliefs of the Kong people of Ivory Coast. They peg this staff-like image on the land, their garden or home. Salihu Ibrahim replicates this legendary image featuring a male and female faces, though the female traits are predominant. Ibrahim carves the sese wood peg by hand and adorns it with recycled glass beads on cotton twine. Ibrahim applies clay to achieve an aged, weathered finish.

  • 1.16 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 91 cm H x 10 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 36" H x 3.9" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood, recycled glass beads and cotton twine
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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David

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07/15/2023

"Excellent work!"

This mask is a wonderful addition to my collection! I m hanging it proudly in my dining room, next to one of my other favorite masks! Excellent craftsmanship! Thank you, Salihu, for this wonderful creation!

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Ann

From Huntsville, Alabama / United States

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06/19/2023

"My Zamble"

I love this! Thanks to the man who made it. Looks great on my wall and is a real eye catcher. Worth every bit of what I paid!

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Joowon

From Los Angeles, CA

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03/09/2023

"Awesome sculpture"

Awesome sculpture

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Susan

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11/16/2022

"Wonderful mask"

I was very excited to receive this mask. It makes a great impression against the white wall where I wanted to place it. I love the geometric design and quirkiness of the face which evokes laughter and good humor for me.

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Nat

From Ireland

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09/28/2022

"Beautiful mask"

I bought this mask to decorate my living room. The mask looks great, Im very pleased. Impressive craftsmanship!

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Douglas

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09/10/2022

"Powerful and a little Cute"

Photos do this no justice. The antlers (or perhaps horns) stand in contrast to the simple, but elegant, face. its one of those designs that makes you think, why couldnt I have thought of this, while in your heart you know you couldnt have done so. This is my 16th mask.

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