Senufo Kponyugo Mask, 'Firespitter' - African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask Curate

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Firespitter African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask

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The Kponyugo mask, sometimes known as the "firespitter" mask, is an important ceremonial mask for the Senufo people of Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Its fierce appearance is intended to elicit uncertainty and apprehension, and it is commonly used during funeral rituals to scare away malevolent spirits. Salihu Ibrahim replicates the mask with extraordinary attention to detail. Featuring horns, pointy tusks, sharp-looking teeth, and a raffia mane, the visage is fearsome.

  • 1.60 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 75 cm H x 24 cm W x 23 cm D
  • 29.5" H x 9.5" W x 9" D

  • Sese wood, brass
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa

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"The Firespitter"

This extraordinary piece is one of the focal points of my collection. It is impressively striking to say the least. Everyone who enters the room where it is featured makes comments that encompass its striking details, distinctiveness, and authenticity. The Firespitter will surpass your every expectation, and is truly a must have for any serious collector of superior quality masks.

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It is beautiful piece of art work. It will fit right in with my collection of African art. Is there a way I can contact the artist? I'd like to send him pictures of my collection. It might give him some ideas for future carvings.

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"Great piece!"

A fantastic addition to our home. A really great piece of handcrafted art.

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Salihu Ibrahim

Meet the Artist
Salihu Ibrahim

Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures

West Africa
32 artist reviews

32 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim


Doral, FL

Every little detail in the mask I received helps to tell the story behind it!


I gasped when I opened the box to find this River Goddess Mask. It is even more beautiful than in the picture! The craftsmanship is very fine, and the overall effect is stunning. Gorgeous work!!


This mask was exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Great craftsmanship.