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Sese Wood Cultural Decorative Slingshot from Ghana, "Guro Poise"

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The handle of this decorative slingshot is hand-carved of sese wood to depict... more

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The handle of this decorative slingshot is hand-carved of sese wood to depict the face of a Guro tribeswoman, well-known in the Ivory Coast for handicrafts and arts. Slingshots like this were traditionally used as weapons, available here as a piece of home decor that brings a touch of African culture to your home. Salihu Ibrahim designs this decor accessory.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 18.5 cm H x 10 cm W x 4.5 cm D
  • 7.25" H x 3.9" W x 1.8" 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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Total reviews

101

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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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01/22/2021

"A new favorite"

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My husband really likes this new acquisition to his collection. We think it would be better to call the piece the Owl mask because it looks more like an owl than a butterfly but it is a good representation of a womens mask.

Tags By Katie

Women's mask of an owl figure

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01/06/2021

"Very satisfied"

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A heavy, well built and detailed mask. Glad that I purchased it.

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01/06/2021

"Flexible and appealing"

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A very different mask, but adaptable to many different atmospheres.

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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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