African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bwa Butterfly Bird' - Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask Curate

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Bwa Butterfly Bird Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask

Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant... more

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Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant mask takes the shape of a butterfly. However, art historian Christopher D. Roy reports that elders of the Kambi clan in Dossi refer to these long-nosed butterfly masks as hawks or vultures. "This mask is used by males of the Bwa tribe during the harvesting of grains," says master wood carver Salihu Ibrahim. The red color comes from stones, ground and mixed with glue. Clay gives it yellow shading, and the black accents are created with charcoal. A loop on the back of the mask allows it to be easily displayed on a wall.

  • 0.41 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 14 cm H x 51 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 20" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa

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"Elegant and Majestic Mask"

I am a collector of African Masks and this one is incredible! It is a sensitive and powerful portrayal of a winged bird and beautifully elegant. It is made by artist/artisan with a deft, experienced hand. I will cherish it. Sincerely, ArtProf

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"Beautiful Handcrafted"

We have been buying masks from Novice for our mother for years. Every year for Christmas she receives an animal-themed mask. The artistry and detail on this mask is superb.

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  • This was a gift for: Mother-in-law
  • Occasion: Christmas


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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.