Red Masks(187 items)
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I purchased three amazing masks for an art wall and this is one of the amzing masks that I chose. I was so impressed when I received it - true to the on-line pictures and perfect for what I had envisioned!!! Thank you Novica and the wonderful artists who helped create this work of art!
Protecting my home
I ve been in love with Africa since I visited a few years back. I regretted not buying a mask then and have been looking for the perfect one ever since. I found this one and it now hangs over the entry door to my home making me feel safe and secure! It s beautiful and I m so happy!
I gave this as a gift to a friend and she called me up raving about it. She sent me a picture of it hanging on her wall, surrounded by a few other masks and it looks like a photo from an art museum.
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Popular Red Masks
Hand Carved African Sese Wood Mask with Brass Plate, "Jabu"$37.99
An original design by Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, the name of this mask comes from the Zulu word for "joy," . The mask is carved from sese wood, then adorned with brass plate on the forehead and under the eyes. The artisan also paints it with rich black, blue, and red tones to create a bright and eye-catching depiction of .
Bird-Themed Batik Wood Mask from Java, "Bird Lord"
In tones of red, the face of a lord makes a regal addition to your home decor. Javanese artisan Omi Setiawan crafts this mask from albesia wood, featuring a bird that is hand-carved at the forehead. This mask is decorated using the batik method, where the wood is painted by hand with a wax resist before colorful dyes are applied. Traditional motifs are visible on the mask's forehead, nose, and cheeks.
Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask, "Bwa Butterfly Bird"$97.99
Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant mask takes the shape of a butterfly. However, art historian Christopher D. Roy reports that elders of the Kambi clan in Dossi refer to these long-nosed butterfly masks as hawks or vultures. "This mask is used by males of the Bwa tribe during the harvesting of grains," says master wood carver Salihu Ibrahim. The red color comes from stones, ground and mixed with glue. Clay gives it yellow shading, and the black accents are created with charcoal. A loop on the back of the mask allows it to be easily displayed on a wall.
Authentic Hand Carved Akan Tribe African Mask, "Star Deity"$67.99
A radiant star appears on the forehead of this beautiful African mask, and embossed aluminum creates rich textures. By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, the personage is none other than Nsoromma, the star god. The Akan people appease Nsoromma, who they believe can curse them with sickness.