Unique Gifts: Masks(98 items)
Enjoy exploring the Unique Gifts Mask Collection at NOVICA, crafted by talented artisans around the world.
Featured Reviews on Unique Gifts: Masks
Really lovely work, excellent pieces, wonderful!
Purchased three piece & each piece is truly a work of art. Beautiful clear finish with nice wood grain, the carving detail is wonderful. All the pieces arrive quickly & the boxes were so well packaged. Equally the package came with a totally wonder ribbon with a sweet ornament, just really super. I could not be more please with the purchase.
Very well made. I wanted these to hang on the wall but they come attached to a stand. Nevertheless, they are beautiful on display and beautifully made.
Joyfully uplifting beauty
This piece, this artist; unique in talent and finished work. Captivating comforting art, indeed sublime. I have added other works by this so very talented artist to the decor of my home. There is something quite serine about the work this gentleman is gratefully sharing with the world. Thank you ! Keep creating.
Jose Canil Ramos Wood sculptures
"Most of the time I work with the idea of something, rather than with its photo, because I feel it hampers my inspiration and then I'm not happy with the final product."
Popular Unique Gifts: Masks
Tumi-Inspired Handwoven Alpaca Blend Wall Mask from Peru, "Rainbow Tumi"
Inspired by the figures atop ceremonial axes used by pre-Hispanic cultures, Peruvian artisan Inka designs this vibrant and striking wall mask. This mask depicts the face of a tumi figure with or "Inca cross" earrings and a round, decorative headdress. Inka weaves this mask from an alpaca and cotton blend. The yarns are carefully arranged so that they create a rainbow ombre effect when woven together.
Hand Beaded Hausa Mask, "Jigida Beauty"
The customs and traditions of Nigeria's Hausa people inspire the design of this extraordinary mask. Abdul Karim Star carves it by hand from local sese wood and adorns it with embossed brass and colorful beads. These are usually worn around the waist since childhood to ensure girls develop a waist, according to the Hausa precept of feminine beauty. Now worn as jewelry, the jigida beads symbolize femininity, purity and beauty.
Handcrafted Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "Pride of Womanhood"
Juliana Akandas designs a mask depicting a girl with bead and red cotton earrings. Embossed brass adorns her face and she smiles with excitement. From the Lwalwa tribe of southeastern Congo, such masks are presented to girls during their puberty rites. They show that the teens have reached womanhood. Both boys and girls go through initiation to become responsible adult members of Lwalwa society, but masks are worn only during male Ngongo initiation.
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