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Product ID: 231894

Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask, "Baule Gbekre II"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (89)
For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve... more

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For the Baule, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, masks serve as an important connection to the spiritual world. Salihu Ibrahim of Ghana creates this Baule-style monkey mask, hand-carved of sese wood and replete with a mane of jute cords. Horizontal lines on the cheeks and forehead represent facial scarification.

  • 0.98 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 35 cm H x 27 cm W x 21 cm D
  • 13.75" H x 10.75" W x 8.25" D

  • Sese wood, jute, clay
  • 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

From USA

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10/13/2019

"Magnificent monkey business!"

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Large, well made. Unique piece and a great addition to my collection. Artist is very talented. One down side, you have to rig your own way to hang. Would be better with a wire or hanger screwed into the inside of mask.

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Baule Gbekre II, Unique Hand Carved Wood and Jute African Monkey Mask

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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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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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Strong Protector, Handcrafted African Wood and Jute Mask from Ghana

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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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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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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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