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Product ID: 168103

Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana, "Strong Protector"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (89)
Salihu Ibrahim crafts a striking mask intended to protect and fight evil where... more

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Salihu Ibrahim crafts a striking mask intended to protect and fight evil where it hangs. He calls the mask Toura, which in the language of Ghana's Hausa people means "Strong." Ibrahim crafts the mask by hand with sese wood featuring a jute hair and beard, as well as a headdress trimmed with raffia. Red cotton threads trim the aluminum mask over the large, expressive eyes.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, jute, aluminum, raffia, cotton
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 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

89

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07/31/2018

"Good vibes for our home office"

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We have this exquisite and magnificent piece on the wall of our home office. We love the good energy we feel it brings to our home.

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Collectors Item Art Energy

Best Uses

  • Good energy, decor, conversation piece, art

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Strong Protector, Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana

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08/01/2020

"Beautiful"

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

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From Va. Beach, Va.

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09/23/2017

"This is one of the favorite items I own."

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This mask is an eye catcher. My daughter-in-law is an Art major and noticed this beautiful mask immediately upon entering my home. I have it hanging in the living room. He is our protector. He is surrounded by interesting objects from Hawaii and the Philippines. Thank you so much for adding to the mystique of my surroundings.

Tags By Kate

Interesting unique gorgeous awesome!

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10/17/2020

"Nice piece."

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This piece looks great on my wall. The color and look of the mask fits my home nicely.

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From Portland Oregon

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07/15/2020

"african mask great quality"

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I live this mask so much

Tags By Billydee

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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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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