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African wood mask, 'Bobo Butterfly' - Unique Colorful African Tribal Mask Handmade in Ghana

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Unique Colorful African Tribal Mask Handmade in Ghana, "Bobo Butterfly"

For the Bobo peoples of Burkina Faso and Mali, masks are an important part of... more

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For the Bobo peoples of Burkina Faso and Mali, masks are an important part of their tradition and daily life. Sinclair Yao Daley creates this colorful wood butterfly mask, hand-carved from sese wood. The butterfly is an auspicious ceremonial mask for having a successful crop — critical to a farming culture in an arid land.

  • 0.47 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 14.5 cm H x 43 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 5.75" H x 17" W x 2.6" D

  • Sese wood, clay
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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James

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05/22/2022

"Beautiful Work"

The carving and colors of the mask are stunning.

Purchased Item:

Sankofa Bird, Authentic Sese Wood African Mask

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Audrey

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11/16/2020

"Bundu woman"

After visiting Sierra Leone and dancing with the Bundu women group, I fell in love. This is a great and authentic carving, one of very few offered from Sierra Leone.

Best Uses

  • Hang on wall

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Ariel

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06/10/2019

"Beautiful!"

I love this Art! i love that its made with your hands,from your thought processes! I love Humans! Thank you!

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Raven

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11/05/2018

"Amazing work!"

Beautiful piece! This was my first purchase with Novica and I was not let down. Sinclair Yao Daley is an amazing artist and wonderful craftsman.

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Katja

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02/14/2018

"Beautiful mask"

Great craftsmanship, attention to detail, well done, thank you!

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Elliott

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01/02/2018

"I Absolutely Love This Piece"

I purchased this mask a couple years ago, and I am just now finally expressing my appreciation. The colors and lines of this piece are outstanding. I love how the cheeks are framed by the multicolored tassels. This mask has become one of my favorite possessions. Thank you for your work and for sharing your wonderful story. It seems that you also do truly great work for your community.

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Sankofa Bird, Authentic Sese Wood African Mask

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Microcredit Financing

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Sinclair Yao Daley has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Sinclair was taught to carve by a master in the trade. Through him, he learned many traditional techniques which he continues to utilize.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Almost all of Sinclair's income comes from NOVICA. He and his wife depend on his sales for their livelihood.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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