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Home Decor - Masks - African Ivory Coast Mali
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Home Decor - Masks - African Ivory Coast Mali are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change


Africa wood mask, 'Good Fortune' (Ghana)
$49.99

Abdul Karim Star depicts a mysterious personage with a tall headdress and long beard. Carved from sese wood and embellished with plates of embossed brass and aluminum, it represents an image from the Wangara tribe of northern Ghana. Such masks are us more...


African wood mask, 'Bridal Protection II' (Ghana)
$68.99

Covering the face completely, with small perforations for the eyes and nose, this mask is designed for protection. Salihu Ibrahim creates an impressive replica of the bridal mask worn by the Mandey people from Cote d'Ivoire. They believe that by keep more...


Dan wood mask, 'Arches' (Ghana)
$39.99

This enchanting piece by Ernestina Oppong is adapted from a traditional design of the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire. Ancient masks of this type were worn on various occasions, especially used for dancing during festivals and ceremonies. Generally adorn more...


Dan wood mask, 'Bold Steps' (Ghana)
$79.99

Revealing the power of authentic and ancestral design, Eric Darko depicts a narrow male visage in sese wood. Vertical protrusions, or horns, elongate his expression and a small beard adorns the chin. A ceremonial mask, it is used in many of the ritua more...


Dan wood mask, 'Dan Adolescent' (Ghana)
$67.99

Smooth features depict an adolescent about to undergo the rites of passage to adulthood. It represents the Dan tribe of Cote d'Ivoire, and the mask's wearer prepares for a life of commitment to self, community and God. Evans Doe Martey hand-carves th more...


Dan wood mask, 'Dan Mother' (Ghana)
$59.99

She seems to speak. Beneath arched brows, her wide eyes emanate love and wisdom, while her serene features possess a quiet joy. She represents a mother from the Dan people of Dangere in Cote d'Ivoire. Victor Yao Delanyo carves a mask used to settle s more...


Dan wood mask, 'Expert in Law' (Ghana)
$49.99

Salihu Ibrahim accentuates facial features with angular force, portraying an important personage of the Dan people. The artisan elicits subtle drama from the smooth sese wood surfaces, burnished with mansion polish. Emanating strength, the mask exerc more...


Dan wood mask, 'Festive Dancer' (Ghana)
$39.99

This intriguing mask by Gordon Adu is shaped like a coffee bean. Adorned with tribal markings, it depicts a dancer from the Dan tribe of Cote d’Ivoire and parts of Liberia. Masks like this one are worn during festivities and also make an appearance more...


Dan wood mask, 'Girl's Initiation' (Ghana)
$62.99

With rouged lips and perfect braids, a girl looks toward the future as the mysteries of adulthood are manifest to initiates. Deftly carving seasoned sese wood, Nana Adu Amankwapam shapes a mask from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire. It is used during more...


Dan wood mask, 'Judge' (Ghana)
$109.99

Ibrahim Mohammed creates an impressive replica of a Dan judiciary mask used for dancing during initiation rites. He carves it by hand of local nyame dua wood and decorates it with a red staff over the nose and black area around the mouth, symbol of i more...


Dan wood mask, 'Night Guardian' (Ghana)
$49.99

Slender and graceful, this mask is a peaceful presence. Triangular plates of embossed brass heighten its elongated symmetry, adding textural interest. Among the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire, such masks are used to settle strife and protect newborn bab more...


Dan wood mask, 'Peacemaker' (Ghana)
$69.99

One of the oldest examples of African mask art, this personage represents the Dan tribe. Its smooth oval face and symmetrical features depict a peacemaker, highly respected among warring clans. Using only hand tools, Evans Doe Martey carves the mask more...


Dan wood mask, 'Protecting the Traveler' (Ghana)
$49.99

The customs of Cote d'Ivoire inspire Salihu Ibrahim as he carves a magnificent Dan mask. The Dan, also known as the Yacouba, have traditionally inhabited the mountainous regions of Cote d'Ivoire. Transforming polished sese wood into an extraordinaril more...


Dan wood mask, 'Standing Beauty' (Ghana)
$39.99

Versatile carver Kwasi Forson finds inspiration in the customs of Liberia and Sierra Leone to create this stunning piece. A tall, detailed headdress crowns a female face, for this mask is to be worn by a female elder of the Dans when she dances for t more...


Dan wood mask, 'The Hunter' (Ghana)
$77.99

Bold red features contrast vividly with concentric rings of black and white. This dramatic zebra mask is awarded to great hunters in the Dan culture, where it is considered a symbol of their prowess and agility. Artisans at Mac Raymonds Wood Works ca more...


Ivoirian wood African mask, 'Dan Ghost' (Ghana)
$59.99

Stylized features depict a ghost with vigilant pose. Used by the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia, such masks are considered guardian spirits; they drive off evil with their good elements. Rita Addo Zakour designs images with authentic West Af more...


Ivoirian wood African mask, 'Guro Wisdom' (Ghana)
$56.99

Stylized features reveal no expression, yet this colorful mask augers good news. By Nana Adu Amankwapam I, it represents the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire. "The mask is used by the fetish priest when he has to announce to the people an inquiry he has more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Ancient Baule Warrior' (Ghana)
$99.99

An empowered expression defines this mask by Ernestina Oppong Asante. Featuring the face of an ancient warrior, its style originates from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. Baule art is well known for its exceptional craftsmanship, and Ernestina uses more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Ancient Guro Man' (Ghana)
$79.99

Bowing beneath the weight of a single horn, a serene visage seems contemplative. Wrinkles furrow the brow of this revered elder. Elegantly carving sese wood, Salihu Ibrahim sculpts the realistic features, combining both animal and human elements. The more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Anii Maiden' (Ghana)
$47.99

A slender-faced maiden is demure with half-closed eyes. Caught up in a knot, her hair is surrounded with a geometric figure; lateral protrusions frame the elegant visage. Anii is a name given to a young girl in Cote d'Ivoire, where such masks are use more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Avian Grace' (Ghana)
$122.99

Leaning forward to caress the forehead, a graceful bird crowns this sese wood mask. The solemn visage boasts a narrow beard that curls in counterpoint to the slender avian body. Salihu Ibrahim uses manual tools to carve this mask with the detailed ca more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baoule Spirit Dance' (Ghana)
$74.99

Seemingly surprised, a watchful personage bares its teeth. Horns crown the circular mask, and intricate geometric patterns surround it. Depicted in hand-carved sese wood, a minor spirit masks young men dancers from the Baoule tribe of Cote d'Ivoire. more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Ancestor' (Ghana)
$64.99

Carved by hand from seasoned sese wood, this handsome mask by Nana Adu Amankwapam I represents the Baule or Baole people of Cote d'Ivoire. It depicts a serene personage whose eyes are closed. "Such masks are used to seek the blessings of the ancestor more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Blue Moon' (Ghana)
$119.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim recreates a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's b more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule First Moon' (Ghana)
$119.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim recreates a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's b more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Indigo Moon' (Ghana)
$104.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim creates a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Moon Appreciation' (Ghana)
$109.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim creates a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Moon Blessings' (Ghana)
$109.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim depicts a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Moon King' (Ghana)
$104.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim depicts a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Moon Lover' (Ghana)
$109.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim depicts a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule New Moon' (Ghana)
$104.99

Carved by hand from sese wood, this stunning mask depicts the face of the moon. Salihu Ibrahim depicts a design from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. "Such masks are used on the first day the moon appears, in celebration and gratitude for God's ble more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Plea for Rain' (Ghana)
$46.49

Red as blood and just as vital, a teardrop represents life-giving rain. This handsome mask by Godfred France performs an essential role among the Baule people of the Ivory Coast. "It is used when they are planting their crops to ask the gods for more more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Spitfire' (Ghana)
$64.99

Handsome but solemn, this imposing African mask is the handiwork of Godfred France. He carves it by hand, using seasoned sese wood, and achieves rich textures with applications of white clay. "This mask comes from the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire," more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Baule Wedding' (Ghana)
$49.99

Carved by hand from seasoned sese wood, this handsome mask by Nana Adu Amankwapam I represents the Baule or Baole people of Cote d'Ivoire. It depicts a personage with smiling eyes and a circular hat. "Such masks are worn by women when they have to at more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Bird God's Promise' (Ghana)
$72.99

Deeply spiritual, this mask hails the Bird God, for when he arrives he brings the promise of a good harvest as well as an abundance of food. This belief is upheld by the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, and is beautifully replicated by Salihu Ibrahim. W more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Bird of Kindness' (Ghana)
$162.99

Tall and graceful, the flamingo symbolizes kindness in the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire. The slender bird with soaring line and outstretched wings adorns a mask by Salihu Ibrahim. Hand-carved from African sese wood, the sympathetic visage wears a st more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Bird Protector' (Ghana)
$77.99

A graceful bird alights atop a bearded face with animal ears. Melding human and zoomorphic features, Salihu Ibrahim sculpts a mesmerizing image. The graceful sese wood mask comes from the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, where they represent the spirits more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Blessings and Peace' (Ghana)
$62.99

With its perky crest, a rooster stands proudly atop a green bearded face in this mask. Fluid in its beauty, the sese wood carving comes from the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, where such masks represent the spirits of the underworld. This carving by S more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Brave and Noble' (Ghana)
$77.99

Salihu Ibrahim carves this remarkable mask, featuring two chins and two sets of horns as symbols of nobility and bravery. Ibrahim replicates the artistic traditions of the Guro people, who include animal depictions in their masks to personify the spi more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Bravery of the Goat' (Ghana)
$74.99

Tall antelope horns and curling ram horns adorn this Guro mask, believed to invoke the spirits of the underworld. This image by Salihu Ibrahim symbolizes great bravery. Emerging from the features of a goat, a human face forms a link between the livin more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Crocodile of Peace' (Ghana)
$89.99

Wide eyes above the long nose are strangely inquisitive in a creature that melds characteristics of man and crocodile. Opening his mouth, he displays an even row of sharp teeth, and horns crown the mysterious visage. Salihu Ibrahim sculpts an image f more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Elephant Might' (Ghana)
$152.99

An elephant rises tall above this mask by Salihu Ibrahim. The long, strong trunk reaches downward to explore the proud personage it crowns. Ibrahim finds an exquisite balance in the divided beard and elongated earrings, demonstrating his refined esth more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Flamingo of Kindness' (Ghana)
$127.99

The tall grace of a flamingo adorns this mask by Salihu Ibrahim. Hand-carved from African sese wood, the compassionate visage wears a stylized beard and elongated earrings. Its fluid wood grain is complemented by the soaring lines of the bird, which more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Gentle Guro Antelope' (Ghana)
$62.99

Slender horns crown a verdant personage who represents the spirit of the antelope. This mask by Salihu Ibrahim replicates the art of the Guro people from Cote d'Ivoire. Masks represent the spirits of their underworld and are used in ritual context. T more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Gimini Festival' (Ghana)
$94.99

This beautiful African mask comes from the Gimini people of Cote d'Ivoire, who use it during happy moments, especially festivals. Deftly carving sese wood, Salihu Ibrahim elicits rich textures, adding applications of white clay for contrast. more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Guardian Angel' (Ghana)
$99.99

A pale, calm personage displays a stylized horn on the forehead. "This is the preferred relation of a guardian angel that protects and guards the Yaure people of the central Cote d'Ivoire," says artist Robert Nortey. "The mask is thought to protect t more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Guro Majesty' (Ghana)
$102.99

A youthful aristocrat carved by hand represents a monarch among the Guro tribe of Cote d'Ivoire. Their masks symbolize spirits of the underworld venerated by the living. Transforming native sese wood with his vision and talent, Salihu Ibrahim sculpts more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Guro Rabbit' (Ghana)
$72.99

Long ears listen attentively, turning this way and that. The face of a man emerges from a mysterious rabbit visage, sculpted in warm sese wood. Salihu Ibrahim explores images from the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, where such masks represent the spiri more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Honor to Ancestors' (Ghana)
$129.99

The distinctive stylizations of this sese wood mask evoke the tribal artistry of the Baule people, from Cote d'Ivoire. Salihu Ibrahim presents an admirable replica as he carves the mask by hand. According to Baule tradition, this type of mask is worn more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'King Who Loves Peace' (Ghana)
$59.99

Horns crown the narrow face of an African king. Carved with only hand tools from naturally-dried sese wood, the piece slopes dramatically from a smooth forehead to a pointed chin; a slim nose elongates the visage. Designer Nana Adu Amankwapam commemo more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Kulango Earth God' (Ghana)
$59.99

Circular horns crown this enigmatic personage by Salihu Ibrahim. It represents the earth god Tano, who is honored with an annual festival by the Kulango people of Cote d'Ivoire. Bold and colorful motifs heighten the drama of the mask's simple geometr more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Kweke' (Ghana)
$44.99

The style of this handcrafted mask by Daniel Nyadedzor derives from the artistry traditional to the Cote d'Ivoire. The name Kweke means "to forgive," this message clear in its wise expression. The piece is carved from local sese wood and adorned with more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Monkey Ghost' (Ghana)
$62.99

Glowing with ardent color, fiery eyes bring this ghostlike mask to life. A symbol of ancestral spirits among the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, it features an abstract monkey. Tribal markings grace the cheeks of the mysterious personage, expertly carv more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Peaceful Antelope' (Ghana)
$144.99

Detailed with extraordinary care, this sese wood mask replicates the art of the Guro people from Cote d'Ivoire. Masks represent underworld spirits and are used in ritual context. Salihu Ibrahim uses manual tools to carve a long, solen visage of excep more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Peaceful Spirit' (Ghana)
$64.99

Birds gaze at one another in complicity as they perch atop a smiling visage. Representing a peaceful spirit, its pale features and blackened mouth and eyes refer to death. Victor Yao Delanyo sculpts the image from naturally dried sese wood. Used by t more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Peacemaker' (Ghana)
$79.99

"This mask is a provider of peace," Robert Nortey says. Deftly carving sese wood, he depicts a solemn personage whose beard is touched with gray. The piece is representative of the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire. It is often worn during ceremonies, and more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Protection and Blessings' (Ghana)
$84.99

Crowned with the image of a crested bird, this mask symbolizes protection and blessings. Salihu Ibrahim carves the sese wood mask in the artistic tradition of the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire. Noted for their zoomorphic features, the masks were beli more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Scorpion Curse' (Ghana)
$152.99

For this mask, Evans Doe Martey finds inspiration in the beliefs and customs of the Baoule people of Cote d'Ivoire. It features the face of a woman carved on a leaf together with the image of a scorpion. The Baoule hang this type of masks on palace w more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Scorpion Vigil' (Ghana)
$72.99

Salihu Ibrahim carves an extraordinary replica of a Guro tribal mask, featuring the raised tail of a scorpion. It symbolizes vigilance and it is also intended to scare enemies away. For the Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire, masks are emblems of the spiri more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Secret Guro Bird' (Ghana)
$77.99

Hand-carved features glow with subtle color, while a bird perches atop the head of an enigmatic figure. Victor Yao Delanyo sculpts a mask in the style of the Guro tribe from Cote d'Ivoire. "I portray a Guro mask," Delanyo says. "It is used by secret more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Senufo Initiation' (Ghana)
$67.99

A lavish cascade of jute frames this mask by Juliana Akandas. Sculpting sese wood, she creates the realistic features and paints them by hand. Named Bando (initiation), it is designed for use during induction into Senufo secret societies. Such masks more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Senufo Rainmaker' (Ghana)
$53.99

Mystical features communicate with the gods in this elegant mask by Nana Adu Amankwapam I. "This mask is used by the Senufo people of Cote d'Ivoire," he explains. "It is worn by the fetish priest during their planting season to invoke the spirits of more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Spirit Blessings' (Ghana)
$44.99

A quiet brown sparrow perches atop this elegant mask by Salihu Ibrahim. Symbol of ancestral spirits, the design honors the bird spirit to obtain its blessings. Even features suggest strength of character, while subtle color lends a regal effect to th more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Spirit of Mischief' (Ghana)
$59.99

Smiling amid sunny rays, a playful character wears a hollow halo. Salihu Ibrahim portrays a kplekple (minor spirit). Used in the Goli spirit dance, such masks are considered mischievous; they are often worn by young men who playfully chase girls arou more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Spirit of the Bush' (Ghana)
$59.99

Faceless and featuring horns in the shape of the sun, this checkered mask replicates the artistry of the Bondoukou people from Cote d'Ivoire. The mask represents the spirit of the bush and it's worn during ceremonial dances. Salihu Ibrahim hand-carve more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Spirit that Flies' (Ghana)
$45.99

A checkerboard pattern tops this intriguing carving by Salihu Ibrahim. Shaped like a chirping bird, it features a single horn. The design comes from the Bwa tribe of Cote d'Ivoire, and these "flying spirits" are portrayed with geometric shapes as the more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Strong Man' (Ghana)
$59.99

Inspired by the customs of the Baoule people from Cote d'Ivoire, Victor Yao Delanyo carves a splendid replica of a museum piece. The mask portrays a strong man with an elaborate coiffure and tribal markings across his cheeks. According to Baoule cust more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Togetherness' (Ghana)
$82.99

To the Yaure people of Cote d'Ivoire this mask symbolizes togetherness. Carved of sese wood, a face of solemn features is crowned with the image of two birds face-to-face. Salihu Ibrahim crafts this replica by hand, and as the birds' beaks come into more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'True Courage' (Ghana)
$109.99

This mask, skillfully hewn by Robert Nortey and the artisans of Robanty Limited, symbolizes courage. Rendered in the style of the Baoule people of Cote d'ivoire, the face suggests an ancient warrior, who fought persistently to revenge the death of ot more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Warrior's Protection' (Ghana)
$102.99

The beliefs and customs of the Bete people from Cote d'Ivoire inspire this admirable mask by Salihu Ibrahim. Carved by hand from sese wood, the mask is intended to confer warriors with a magical protection when battling enemies. The mask's impressive more...


Ivoirian wood mask, 'Youthful Spirit Dance' (Ghana)
$72.99

Elegant textures adorn this horned mask by Salihu Ibrahim. With its simplified line and stylized features, it represents a minor spirit. Such masks are worn by the junior rank of male dancers among the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. Ibrahim names the more...


Ivoirian wood masks, 'Baoule Asafo' (pair) (Ghana)
$202.99

Elongated headdresses implying extraordinary power, these exquisite masks by George Asante represent asafo, or warriors. Hand-carved of sese wood, they emulate traditional masks by the Ivorienne Baoule culture, worn to protect communities from evil, more...


Ivoirian wood masks, 'Men from Afar' (pair) (Ghana)
$109.99

Named Ye Firi Ekyiri, "we come from afar," this pair of masks expresses a distant allure. Hand-carved from sese wood, the natural contours are adorned with an intriguing application of color. Brass and aluminum accents - chosen for their tensile stre more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Baule King' (Ghana)
$112.99

This mask may only be worn by the Baule king of Cote d'Ivoire. It features a regal face in the center and two smaller faces above it as a sign of his power. Salihu Ibrahim honors legendary traditions with a hand-carved sese wood mask. more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Baule Princess' (Ghana)
$122.99

Beautiful and regal, this mask is presented to the princess by the Baule king of Cote d'Ivoire. He gives it to her on her 17th birthday to commemorate her coming of age, and she will keep it until she marries and has a daughter. Salihu Ibrahim honors more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Baule Warrior' (Ghana)
$92.99

This attractive mask by Salihu Ibrahim personifies a brave Baule warrior from Cote d'Ivoire. He carves the sese wood mask by hand featuring long horns and slightly closed eyes. The mask is worn once a year to commemorate war victories. more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Beautiful Gu' (Ghana)
$124.99

This mask of striking beauty personifies the spirit of Gu, wife of Zambie, a supernatural being. According to the beliefs of Cote d'Ivoire's Guro people, the horns symbolize Gu's legendary elegance, serenity and beauty. They also symbolize her spirit more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Bridal Beauty' (Ghana)
$77.99

Called Solesai ("I love you"), this mask is worn by the Guro women of Cote d'Ivoire on their wedding day. Salihu Ibrahim masterfully replicates the stunning sese wood bridal mask. He explains the presence of the bird over the forehead and nose to sig more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Female Baule Fertility Mask' (Ghana)
$89.99

Salihu Ibrahim faithfully replicates the fertility mask of the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. He carves the sese wood mask by hand with female features including a comb in her hair and inverted triangles on the cheeks. The mask is worn during special more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Male Baule Fertility Mask' (Ghana)
$98.99

Salihu Ibrahim faithfully replicates the fertility mask of the Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. He carves the sese wood mask by hand with male features including a beard and inverted triangles on the cheeks. The mask is worn during special festivities more...


Ivorian wood mask, 'Mighty Warrior' (Ghana)
$62.99

A mask of handsome artistry, it was once believed to confer power and strength to the warriors of the Bete tribe, from Cote d'Ivoire. Salihu Ibrahim crafts an extraordinary replica featuring two horns, symbols of power, and the tip of a sword. The ma more...


Ivory Coast wood mask, 'Beautiful Marriage' (Ghana)
$89.99

This mask of lavish elegance is to be worn by adult women when they attend a marriage. According to the beliefs of the Guro people from Cote d'Ivoire, it will protect them from the evil eye coming from people who disagree with marriage ceremonies. Sa more...


Ivory Coast wood mask, 'Bridal Protection' (Ghana)
$71.99

Salihu Ibrahim creates an impressive replica of the bridal mask worn by the Mandey people from Cote d'Ivoire. It is worn to ensure the newlyweds will have children. They believe that by keeping their faces hidden during the marriage ceremony they are more...


Malian wood mask, 'Ape Warrior King' (Ghana)
$94.99

Carved in the shape of an ape's face, this sese wood mask is steeped in tradition. The Bambara people of Mali believe that through masks, the animal's character is passed on to the wearer. Evans Doe Martey makes a magnificent replica of the mask that more...


Malian wood mask, 'Bambara Antelope' (Ghana)
$159.99

An antelope stands tall and proud to crown this handsome mask. Samuel and Francis Agbetey's artistic sensitivity permits them to capture the nature of the slim, quick animal. Among Mali's Bambara people, such masks are used by members of the tji (wor more...


Malian wood mask, 'Bambara Gift Giver' (Ghana)
$54.99

Tribal markings distinguish a benevolent mask by Victor Yao Delanyo. Hand-carved and painted, the visage boasts a circular crested headdress, while the dramatic features are outlined in black. Applications of clay enhance the elegant textures of a ma more...


Malian wood mask, 'Bird of New Life' (Ghana)
$162.99

Majestically ornate, this mask of Bobo origin (Mali) features a round-headed bird with a tall crest and long beak. Abubakari Alhassan carves an impressive sese wood replica of the traditional mask, usually worn during ceremonies that celebrate new cr more...


Malian wood mask, 'Chess Master' (Ghana)
$219.99

Chessboard patterns adorn the imposing headdress of this personage. Samuel and Francis Agbetey craft a mask originating with the Bobo tribe of western Burkina Faso and Mali. Used during festivals, the handsome piece is carved by hand of African sese more...


Malian wood mask, 'Elite Appreciation' (Ghana)
$54.99

Sefah Mohammed replicates the unique artistry of the Sanga people with this handsome mask. Sanga (or Sangha) is a group of thirteen villages in the Dogon region of Mali, known as a religious center with many temples and shrines, and is a base for vis more...


Malian wood mask, 'Hausa Spiritual Protector' (Ghana)
$59.99

A bird poses on the forehead of this imposing mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He names it Sahafi, a Hausa word meaning "spiritual protection." Strong African rubberwood contours are carved and painted by hand, while applications of white clay give the p more...


Malian wood mask, 'Her Tears' (Ghana)
$74.99

Her eyes are downcast as grief fills her heart. Depicted in black, tears course down her cheeks. Sefah Mohammed carves a mask from Mali, worn by widows during their husband's funeral rites. more...


Malian wood mask, 'Lucky Senufo Hunter' (Ghana)
$107.99

Perched atop a mask coated in white clay, a bird leans down to caress its forehead. Salihu Ibrahim carves the piece by hand in the style of the Senufo people of Mali and the northern Cote d'Ivoire. "Masks like this are worn by hunters before setting more...


Malian wood mask, 'Magician' (Ghana)
$209.99

The mystical traditions of the Dogon people of Mali inspire this admirable mask by Samuel and Francis Agbetey. They carve the sese wood mask with delicate detail and treat it to appear like an antique piece. The mask features a miniature man on the t more...


Malian wood mask, 'Senufo Hunter' (Ghana)
$89.99

Perched atop an elongated mask coated in white clay, a bird leans down to caress its forehead. Salihu Ibrahim carves the piece by hand in the style of the Senufo people of Mali and the northern Cote d'Ivoire. "Masks like this are worn by hunters befo more...


Malian wood mask, 'Senufo Monkey Mask' (Ghana)
$77.99

A monkey centers the headdress of this beautiful African mask, and the personage wears large earrings. Hand carved and painted, the sese wood image is crafted by Ghana's Salihu Ibrahim. It represents the Fulani people who have settled in Mali. Althou more...


Malian wood mask, 'Senufo Proposal' (Ghana)
$79.99

A comb centers the headdress of this beautiful African mask, and the personage wears large earrings. Hand carved and painted, the sese wood image is crafted by Ghana's Salihu Ibrahim. It represents the Fulani people who have settled in Mali. Although more...


Malian wood mask, 'Spirit of War' (Ghana)
$62.99

"Used by the Kidul tribes of Mali when going to war, this mask acts as a spiritual guide and gives a third eye that enables the wearer to see the enemy's hideout," says Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. A star adorns the helmet while a bird rests more...


Malian wood mask, 'Spirit Protector' (Ghana)
$79.99

Walter Kuma offers this spectacular mask for protection. "In Mali it is known as Kotoklo, and it is said to ward off evil spirits," explains the master carver. The sese wood mask features embossed aluminum plates and two powerful swords depicted by t more...


Malian wood mask, 'Water God' (Ghana)
$77.99

Named Baki Ja – "Round Mask" in the language of Mali – this piece represents Ara, a water god. Wave motifs executed in white clay flow across the symmetrical features. Sefah Mohammed presents an African mask said to ward off evil spirits. more...


Senufo Kponyugo Mask, 'Firespitter' (Ghana)
$324.99

The Kponyugo mask, sometimes known as the "firespitter" mask, is an important ceremonial mask for the Senufo people of Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Its fierce appearance is intended to elicit uncertainty and apprehension, and it is commonl more...

 

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