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Liberian Wood Mask, "Spirit of Darkness"

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Carved by hand of sese wood, this mask honors the beliefs and customs of... more

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Carved by hand of sese wood, this mask honors the beliefs and customs of Liberia's Dan community. Salihu Ibrahim decorates the expressive mask with jute braids and beard. "I think this mask is among the most unique pieces I've crafted," says the master carver. Believed to depict the spirit of darkness, the mask is credited with bringing success in hunting and in business.

  • 0.78 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 16 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 6.25" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood and jute
  • 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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104

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04/17/2021

"so pretty"

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Im amazed how beautiful this lobi pillow is....the craftsmanship is exceptional, looks so beautiful in my display cabinet in top of books. I recomend it...beautiful

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wood dark

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03/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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This is a really beautiful and impressive mask. It contrasts, colors and work is really excellent. You cannot avoid saying a wow when you unwrap it from its box. Highly recommended.

Best Uses

  • It is so beautiful that it may stand alone on a wall as its central piece

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Ancestor's Spirit, Artisan Crafted Wood Mask

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03/23/2021

"Very unique"

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I do love this. I use it as a footstool. Only reason I didn t give it a 5 is because it s a bit narrow for my feet so I have to place them just so. A little to one side and it will tip over. But I still like it, and the look, and the craftsmanship.

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02/09/2021

"Mask masterpiece"

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Just a stunning mask. Expert beading, attention to detail, color combination and talented carving make this an exception piece.

Tags By Jonathan

river goddess African mask goddess

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  • Dramatic addition to living space

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01/29/2021

"Simply Gorgeous"

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This adds to the mask I bought and serves as a set. The eyes seem to follow and watch you. Just love the workmanship. Looks great on my wall.

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01/29/2021

"Adorns my wall"

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This mask is quite beautiful on my wall. It is so life like several of my children have committed how it makes them feel when sitting down. Just what I was looking for in a mask.

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Ancestor's Spirit, Artisan Crafted Wood Mask

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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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