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Product ID: 261600

Heart Shaped Kwele Protective Wood Mask Handmade African Art, "Kwele Mask III"

byChristopher Nyasafo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (11)
Christopher Nyasafo is inspired by the legendary masks of the Kwele people in... more

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Christopher Nyasafo is inspired by the legendary masks of the Kwele people in Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. The wall mask features two long horns that encircle the face with a heart-shaped aura. The masks are regarded as highly protective and are controlled by the Bwete Association, who maintains social order. They are used in ceremonies which promote well-being and community. Nyasafo carves the sese wood wall mask by hand and paints it brown, orange, green, and grey.

  • 0.77 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 38.5 cm H x 29 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 11.5" W x 2.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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11

Lee

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03/09/2018

"Not the best"

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When I opened this package, the mask looked like it had been dropped in the mud right before being dropped in the mail. It took me about 2 hrs with a toothbrush to get the mask clean enough to hang. Also, the painting on the mask was very much not up to the standard I was expecting.

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Kwele Mask III, Heart Shaped Kwele Protective Wood Mask Handmade African Art

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10/24/2020

"Fun, happy modern Mask"

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Large, bright, but soft colors in a modern mask. Goes great with all my abstract art and my other tribal pieces.

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Modern bright and happy

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10/24/2020

"Modern and unique abstract design"

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Modern and unique abstract design, that adds to my tribal arts collection, and goes with all my modern abstract art as well. As pictured here, the colors are really beautiful and well designed with lots of texture. Finely crafted!

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Modern textured abstract generously sized

Best Uses

  • Wall decor or in a stand

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From USA

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10/05/2020

"Excellent craftsmanship"

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This mask is beautiful. By far the most interesting I have bought from Novica. Larger than I expected and love it. Everyone that visits my home complements it. Great work.

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From San Francisco Bay Area

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08/14/2020

"More stunning in person"

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The vibrant colors and design add life to any room this mask is placed. Its a stunning addition to my collection. I look forward to ordering more masks from this artist.

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02/24/2019

"Fabulous"

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Wonderful piece of art beautifully executed. Thank you Mr Nyasafo.

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