Monkey Themed Masks from West Africa(23 items)
Featured Reviews on Monkey Themed Masks from West Africa
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.
Simple but eye-catching
My sister and her husband collect ethnic masks, and this one is unlike any they have. I liked that its so narrow, which should make it easy to find a place for it. Also, their other masks are mostly bare wood, and the color on this gives it more of a presence, even though its smaller than their other pieces.
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 Monkey Themed Masks from West Africa
Hand Carved Blue and Black Wood Monkey Mask from Ghana, "Blue Adoo"$39.99
This simple but striking mask is the original design of Ghana's Anna Yawson. The elongated monkey face is hand-carved from native sese wood and painted in black and cornflower blue. means "monkey" in a dialect spoken by the Ga tribe of Ghana.
Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask, "Baule Gbekre II"$259.99
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.