Bwa Tribe Wall Mask, "Butterfly Dancer"
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Target-like circles on the face identify this ethereal winged creature as a butterfly. Gliding on soft wings, the mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. The zigzag motif signifies the ancestral path which every Bwa must follow in order to master life. Salihu Ibrahim carves the elegant image from African sese wood.
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.
"It's like a beautiful piece of history!"
This is a wonderful, interesting wall sculpture filled with symbolic meaning and intrigue. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. I love this piece!
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