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Antiqued African Wall Mask Crafted by Hand, "Dan Protection I"

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Salihu Ibrahim is inspired by age-old masks from the Dan culture and... more

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Salihu Ibrahim is inspired by age-old masks from the Dan culture and reinterprets the design with this original piece. This type of mask is believed to have been used by the Dan people of west Liberia, Guinea Conakry and west Ivory Coast to regulate disagreements and protect children. This dark brown sese wood mask is carved by hand featuring an oval forehead, round eyes and aluminum teeth. The Ghanaian artisan uses white clay to finish the mask with an aged appearance around the eyes, and adds a curved nail on the forehead.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 14 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 9" H x 5.5" W x 2.6" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum, iron and cotton trim
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features an aged antique finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

88

Verified Reviewer

08/01/2020

"Beautiful"

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This mask has been my favorite by far. Much more beautiful in person than the picture

Purchased Item:

Strong Protector, Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana

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07/15/2020

"african mask great quality"

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I live this mask so much

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horned protector

Best Uses

  • African mask
  • wall art

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Yu

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01/14/2020

"Nice piece"

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It is a really lovely item, over my expectations, all the details are wonderful

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Verified Reviewer

01/06/2020

"I love the power of this mask."

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This mask is a very powerful and well made piece. It sparks a lot of conversation because it is the first one people go to and ask about. I wish I knew more about it and its history.

Purchased Item:

Dan Dark Spirit, Hand Carved African Mask from Liberia's Dan Tribe

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Verified Reviewer

01/02/2020

"Social Piece"

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Huge mask! Compliments my home very well.

Best Uses

  • Social Piece

Purchased Item:

Firespitter, African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask

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Verified Reviewer

01/01/2020

"Great addition to our collection"

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Beautiful craftmanship. I purchased this as christmas gift to myself . This site brings our world closer , allowing me to find wonderful objects I never imagined.

Purchased Item:

Dan Dark Spirit, Hand Carved African Mask from Liberia's Dan Tribe

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Salihu Ibrahim has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to expand his workshop by hiring additional carvers.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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