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Ivory Coast Wood Mask, "Compassion and Bravery"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (104)
This noble mask is adorned with the horns of a ram and a bird leaning forward.... more

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This noble mask is adorned with the horns of a ram and a bird leaning forward. For the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, this mask symbolizes bravery and compassion. Salihu Ibrahim replicates the artistic traditions of the Guro people, who include animal depictions in their masks to personify the spirits of the underworld. A captivating piece, this sese wood mask is stained with polish and finished with kola nut.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 44 cm H x 17 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 17.25" H x 6.75" W x 5" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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104

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02/03/2017

"Love this madk"

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Just beautiful

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Compassion and Bravery, Ivory Coast Wood Mask

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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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03/27/2021

"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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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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02/09/2021

"Mask masterpiece"

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Just a stunning mask. Expert beading, attention to detail, color combination and talented carving make this an exception piece.

Tags By Jonathan

river goddess African mask goddess

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01/29/2021

"Simply Gorgeous"

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This adds to the mask I bought and serves as a set. The eyes seem to follow and watch you. Just love the workmanship. Looks great on my wall.

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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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