Black Masks(509 items)
Welcome to the Black Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Black Masks
I purchased three amazing masks for an art wall and this is one of the amzing masks that I chose. I was so impressed when I received it - true to the on-line pictures and perfect for what I had envisioned!!! Thank you Novica and the wonderful artists who helped create this work of art!
Wonderful for teaching
the mask has a dynamic presence in my home. I love the bright color as well as a symbol of two diamonds for lessons to be taught.
Love the bird
this mask has a bird looking backwards. This shows that our past must be learned to forward. I totally believe we should review and learn from our past at least who we are. I am studying my genealogy and this fits perfectly in my office.
Popular Black Masks
Camouflaged Tree Man Wall Mask from Indonesian Jaka Legend, "Jaka Tarub"$49.99
Gio is inspired by the legend of Jaka Tarub to design this impressive wall mask. Hand-carved of albesia wood, the mask portrays Jaka's face covered by leaves. It refers to the part of his story when he hid in the forest, spying on seven angels who were playfully bathing by the river.
Jaka, the story continues, hid one of the angels' shawl, not knowing they were magical. When the angels decided to fly back to heaven, the youngest one whose shawl was missing had to remain on earth. Her name was Nawang Wulan and Jaka came out of hiding to console her, not revealing his mischief. He took her home and soon they fell in love, and had a child. Nawang Wulan magically provided Jaka with copious amounts of rice in the granary - something that Jaka had no knowledge of. But one day he disobeyed a simple request by Nawang Wulan, and with that action her magic powers came to an end. When the rice was gone, Nawang Wulan happened to find her missing shawl, which could restore her heavenly powers. She decided to return to heaven, but before flying back home, she asked Jaka to build a hut next to their home and place their baby girl there so she could come at night and nursed her. Nawang continued to care for her family from heaven.
Authentic African Masks (Pair), "God's Gift of Twins"$129.99
By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, two beautiful masks show the same basic design. Yet each is decorated differently — one with ornate brass repoussé, the other with colorful beadwork. He names the pair which means "God's gift" in the Twi language. "This is my idea of fraternal twins," the Ghanaian artisan explains. "Children are truly a gift from God."
Hand Carved African Wood Mask, "African Elephant Spirit II"$99.99
Shaped like an elongated almond, this violet and black mask is elegant and beautiful. Theophilus Sackey carves the piece from sese wood, paints it by hand and leaves carved out details in a cream hue. Vertical lines in parallel represent neatly combed hair, where a mighty African elephant stands out. Below, another elephant is revealed by Sackey.
Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask Decorated With Paint and Aluminum, "Queen on the Wall"$64.99
The observant and inviting features of this mask are highlighted by an awesomely colored border. The mask's forehead is adorned with a crown of embossed aluminum that brings together majesty and elegance. Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu hand carves this mask from sese wood before painting and decorating it.