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Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask, "Baule Gbekre II"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (110)
For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve... more

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For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve as an important connection to the spiritual world. Salihu Ibrahim of Ghana creates this Baule-style monkey mask, hand-carved of sese wood and replete with a mane of jute cords. Horizontal lines on the cheeks and forehead represent facial scarification.

  • 0.98 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 35 cm H x 27 cm W x 21 cm D
  • 13.75" H x 10.75" W x 8.25" D

  • Sese wood, jute, clay
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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110

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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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Baule Gbekre II, Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask

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10/13/2019

"Magnificent monkey business!"

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Large, well made. Unique piece and a great addition to my collection. Artist is very talented. One down side, you have to rig your own way to hang. Would be better with a wire or hanger screwed into the inside of mask.

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Baule Gbekre II, Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask

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From Florida

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06/11/2021

"I wish i could give a higher rating"

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I am continually impressed with the work put out by this master of his craft! Items always look like they are represented online and are just a treasure for me and my home office wall!

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Eva

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06/09/2021

"Wonderful piece of furniture"

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Thank you Salihu Ibrahim for the wonderful woodwork. It makes me smile and appreciate it every time I look at it.

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Fantastic craftsmanship"

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Very well made! I think I this artists biggest fan. His work is so amazing and the talent and art is obvious!!

Best Uses

  • wall Hanging

Purchased Item:

Heart Fortunes, Fair Trade Nigerian Wood Mask

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Exceptional"

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Im not the first to say it but I am so impressed with this Artist! I Love this guys work and the attention to detail

Best Uses

  • Wall hanging
  • Mounting

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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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