icon handOver $112.9 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

African wood mask, 'Soyeya' - Original African Mask Carved by Hand

Product ID: 210891

Original African Mask Carved by Hand, "Soyeya"

byAli Mohammed: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (77)
Ali Mohammed creates the original design of this mask which he names... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

Ali Mohammed creates the original design of this mask which he names "Soyeya" a Hausa term that means "growing in love." "I want humanity to have love for one another, and grow in the love we have for each other," says the Ghanaian artisan. He carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring an ornate headdress that reaches under the jaw. Featuring an open mouth and closed eyes, the mask is further accentuated with hand-painted details in blue, black, orange, yellow, and green.

  • 0.65 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 49 cm H x 17 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 19.25" H x 6.75" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

77

Ridgebackz

From SW florida, USA

Verified Reviewer

10/21/2017

"Colours that will pop off the wall"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

The colours are bright and brilliant. A well carved piece So looking forward to adding more of his masks to my collection

Purchased Item:

Soyeya, Original African Mask Carved by Hand

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: birthday

Eleanor

Verified Reviewer

07/19/2021

"Gorgeous!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I wear these all the time! Theyre very light despite being large. An easy fashion statement, and a personal favorite purchase.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Laurie

From New York City

Verified Reviewer

07/05/2021

"Simply gorgeous"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I love these earrings. Lightweight and gorgeous. Fine craftsmanship.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Kathleen

Verified Reviewer

07/03/2021

"Amazing craftsmanship"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

This was a gift for my daughter and husband on their anniversary … the have a wall dedicated to all the beautiful mast from Africa. They are amazing and they love them Thank you to the craftsman and Novica

Best Uses

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: anniversary

Bindy

From New England

Verified Reviewer

04/17/2021

"A great addition to my Santa collection"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Beautiful scupture.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Alison

Verified Reviewer

03/10/2021

"Nice"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Lovely earrings. Bigger than expected.

Best Uses

  • Evening wear

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ali financially supports the education of two of his own children and two others in primary school.

Ali Mohammed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $2000.

Starting off with very humble earnings, Ali has worked hard to grow his workshop and better his livelihood and that of his family.

Ali currently supports four children who are all under the age of ten.

View all

More from this Artist

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed