African Protection(23 items)
Welcome to the African Protection Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on African Protection
I?m intrigued by the mysterious expression on this face, but I was not sure if this mask would find an appropriate spot in my home. I shouldn?t have worried. I love this piece and it just belongs in my home.
First, ordering to delivery was very good from Ghana to Florida. Kwele masks are so beautiful, no flaws, perfect. This Artisan is amazing. The packaging was so well protected and looked like a gift with ribbon. Thank You Christopher Nyasafo. I am very, very impressed.
Christopher Nyasafo African masks, wood sculptures and djembe drums
"My favorite thing about this craft is making people happy with my creations."
“The 4 years of being part of NOVICA have been the best years ever. In selling my products on the NOVICA platform, I have seen a lot of marvelous changes in terms of production, finances and my family life. Family-wise, I have been able to cater for my own... read more
Popular African Protection
Ivoirian wood mask, "Bird Protector"$109.99
A graceful bird alights atop a bearded face with animal ears. Melding human and zoomorphic features, Salihu Ibrahim sculpts a mesmerizing image. The graceful sese wood mask comes from the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, where they represent the spirits of the underworld. This design symbolizes protection.
Hand Carved Nigerian Mask, "Kaduna Protector"$84.99
Wide eyes are ever vigilant, always alert. By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, this mask represents a protective spirit. "It is used by the Kaduna people in Nigeria, who hang the mask in their room," he says. "Anytime the man has to leave his wife alone at home, they believe that the spirit of protection invoked by this mask will protect her while he is away." He names the piece a Hausa word which means "protect my wife."
Fair Trade Ivoirian Wood Mask, "Protection and Blessings"$129.99
Crowned with the image of a crested bird, this mask symbolizes protection and blessings. Salihu Ibrahim carves the sese wood mask in the artistic tradition of the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire. Noted for their zoomorphic features, the masks were believed to personify the spirits of the underworld.
Handmade Wood Mask from Africa, "Hausa Spiritual Protector"$69.99
A bird poses on the forehead of this imposing mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He names it a Hausa word meaning "spiritual protection." Strong African rubberwood contours are carved and painted by hand, while applications of white clay give the piece a vintage appearance. "The mask is used by the Hausa people of Mali," Mohamadu explains. "It is used when their crops bear fruit. It is believed that the mask drives away birds that come to destroy their crops."