African Gabonese(33 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Gabonese
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.
A Beautiful Memento
This was even more beautiful than I expected. It graces my home, a lovely reminder of time spent in Africa. I am so happy I was able to buy this striking mask from its creator! Thank you.
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 Gabonese
Original Wood Wall Mask Hand Carved in Ghana, "Fang Origins"$147.99
Styled after the masks created by the Fang peoples of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, this mask is the original design of Salihu Ibrahim. It features a concave face and markings on one cheek that are evocative of scarification practices. The mask is hand carved from sese wood and finished with local clay for an aged look.
Hand Made Gabonese Wood Mask, "Punu Beauty"$137.99
Almond eyes beneath arched brows represent the Punu standard of feminine beauty. Painted white, the serene features suggest one who has passed on to the realm of spirits. The tall hairdo denotes a woman from the Punu tribe of the upper Ngoume River region of southwestern Gabon. Salihu Ibrahim carves a lovely mask used during funeral rites.
Artisan Crafted Wood Mask, "Ancestor's Spirit"$169.99
A faithful replica of the renowned "White Masks of the Ogooue," this mask personifies an ancestral spirit of the Kota and Mukudji people from Gabon. Known as "Punu," the ancestral spirit is believed to guide one to the hereafter; Punu masks are reserved for important village festivities. Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves the mask of sese wood featuring half-opened eyes and slightly raised pursed lips. The forehead is embellished with a distinct diamond-shaped motif; it is crowned with a stylized hairdo. Once the mask is carved and the wood has dried thoroughly, it is treated with clay to appear like an antique piece.
Artisan Crafted Wood Wall Mask from Ghana, "Fang Memory"$159.99
Artisan Salihu Ibrahim pays tribute to the Fang peoples of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea with this original mask design. As is common in the Fang masks, this mask features a concave face and prominent forehead. The artisan carves the mask by hand from sese wood and gives it a rustic finish with local clay.