African Congo Zaire(36 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Congo Zaire
By Gina P.
I just received you mask, ?Keeping Order?, and it is beautifully made. I particularly love the contrast of the red and black, and the aluminum inserts are beautiful. It is proudly hanging on my wall already with my other masks from Ghana! At this time I have 5 masks, plus 2 mini masks in my collection. This one will not be my last!
By Jane J.
River Goddess by Salihu Ibrahim is breath-taking! Thrilled with this addition to my collection. Highly recommended.
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular African Congo Zaire
Artisan Crafted Congolese African Mask in Brown and White, "Yaka Rites"$119.99
The Yaka people who dwell along the Kwango River inspire this elegant African mask. Christopher Nyasafo carves the imposing image from sese wood and paints it by hand. Masks are very important in the rites of passage for these residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially the rituals in which adolescents become men.
Hand Made Sese Wood Wall Mask, "Songe Wise One"$57.99
His eyes are attentive and, when he opens his mouth to speak, he does so carefully with great prudence. Carved by hand, this handsome mask by Nana Adu Amankwapam I comes from the Songe people of the Congo, formerly Zaire. "The elders of the tribe wear this mask anytime they have to settle a dispute," he explains. "It is believed that when this mask is worn, they are endowed with unusual wisdom to handle cases of any magnitude.
Hand Beaded Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "River Goddess"$199.99
Bright beadwork adorns the serene features of a river goddess. Salihu Ibrahim creates an image from the Pende people of Zaire. Tassels of red thread complement the trade seed beads, and the piece receives an antique finish. Invoked during purification ceremonies of lakes, rivers and streams, the goddess protects her people from drowning.