White Masks(60 items)
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Featured Reviews on White Masks
A Beautiful Memento
This was even more beautiful than I expected. It graces my home, a lovely reminder of time spent in Africa. I am so happy I was able to buy this striking mask from its creator! Thank you.
African Wood Mask
The mask arrived today. Very beautiful, Im very happy with my purchase. I will order from Abdul again. Thank you.
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular White Masks
African Wood Mask, "Protect the Forest"$67.99
This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Ghana," he explains. "It is used to protect their forest, which they believe is the resting place of their ancestors." Named – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.
Hand Made Gabonese Wood Mask, "Punu Beauty"$154.99
Almond eyes beneath arched brows represent the Punu standard of feminine beauty. Painted white, the serene features suggest one who has passed on to the realm of spirits. The tall hairdo denotes a woman from the Punu tribe of the upper Ngoume River region of southwestern Gabon. Salihu Ibrahim carves a lovely mask used during funeral rites.
Recycled paper mask, "Tiahuanaco"$74.99
Inspired in one of the oldest pre-Inca civilizations, this beautiful mask is adorned with a diadem of handwoven textiles. The Tiahuanaco culture (200-300 A.D.) established itself on the present day border of Peru and Bolivia, on the edge of Lake Titicaca, which, located at 12,500 feet above sea level, is the highest navigable body of water in the world.
Using a combination of recycled paper and plaster, Jaime Zapata Espinoza explores his profound Peruvian roots, finding the spell for giving life to such elements - transforming them into a vibrant celebration of a glorious past.