African Ivory Coast(99 items)
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By Dan Dolan
Magnificent monkey business!
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.
Baule Moon Mask
Simply beautiful! I am in love with this mask! It is well crafted and looks even more beautiful in person.
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 Ivory Coast
Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask, "Baule Gbekre II"$237.99
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.
Hand Carved Ram Mask, "Baule Ram"$239.99
Representing the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire, this dramatic mask depicts a ram with powerful horns. Salihu Ibrahim carves the image from native sese wood and applies white clay for an aged effect. Among the Baule people, theram represents strength and is sometimes considered a spirit related with agriculture.
Hand Crafted Ivory Coast Mask, "Dan Beauty"$77.99
Rita Addo Zakour demonstrates her creative skills with this delightful African mask. Covered by symmetrical motifs, the face depicts a demure and beautiful woman. The piece is carved by hand from native sese wood and richly embellished with embossed aluminum and brass. Its style comes from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia.
Handcrafted Ivory Coast Wood Mask, "Baule Indigo Moon"$139.99
Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim creates a design from the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's blessings," the artisan explains.