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Artisan Crafted Wood Mask, "Ancestor's Spirit"

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A faithful replica of the renowned "White Masks of the Ogooue," this... more

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A faithful replica of the renowned "White Masks of the Ogooue," this mask personifies an ancestral spirit of the Kota and Mukudji people from Gabon. Known as "Punu," the ancestral spirit is believed to guide one to the hereafter; Punu masks are reserved for important village festivities. Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves the mask of sese wood featuring half-opened eyes and slightly raised pursed lips. The forehead is embellished with a distinct diamond-shaped motif; it is crowned with a stylized hairdo. Once the mask is carved and the wood has dried thoroughly, it is treated with clay to appear like an antique piece.

  • 2.50 kgs
  • 5.5 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 24 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 17" H x 9.5" W x 6" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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106

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01/29/2021

"Adorns my wall"

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This mask is quite beautiful on my wall. It is so life like several of my children have committed how it makes them feel when sitting down. Just what I was looking for in a mask.

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03/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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This is a really beautiful and impressive mask. It contrasts, colors and work is really excellent. You cannot avoid saying a wow when you unwrap it from its box. Highly recommended.

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05/12/2021

"Looks great"

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05/11/2021

"Its next to me in my home office"

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This to me is my most cherished piece, I got it yesterday and I immediately put it up on the wall where I can see it. I work on the computer alot of the day so I look at it often. I love it and a huge credit to the talented artist who made it!

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  • Wall hanging

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04/17/2021

"so pretty"

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Im amazed how beautiful this lobi pillow is....the craftsmanship is exceptional, looks so beautiful in my display cabinet in top of books. I recomend it...beautiful

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wood dark

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03/23/2021

"Very unique"

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I do love this. I use it as a footstool. Only reason I didn t give it a 5 is because it s a bit narrow for my feet so I have to place them just so. A little to one side and it will tip over. But I still like it, and the look, and the craftsmanship.

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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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