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

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (120)
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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120

STEPHEN

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01/06/2021

"Very satisfied"

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A heavy, well built and detailed mask. Glad that I purchased it.

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

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Dan Dolan

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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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Tatyana

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01/21/2022

"Beautiful elephant"

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Im a big fan of Salihu Ibrahim and this mask is another addition to my collection. Well done again Salihu Ibrahim!

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Guro Elephant II, Hand Carved Guro Elephant Mask Made in West Africa

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

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Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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Barbara

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11/09/2021

"I love this mask"

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This mask is magnificent! Even better than the picture.

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Kindly River Goddess, Congo Zaire Wood Mask

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Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

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Job Creator

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

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