Ivory Coast Style Hand Carved African Ram Mask, "Red Baule Ram"
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Representing the Baule people of Côte d'Ivoire, this dramatic mask depicts a ram with powerful horns. Jute cords form a flowing mane while a man sits atop the head, playing the drum. Salihu Ibrahim carves the image from native sese wood and applies white clay for an aged effect. Among the Baule people, the ram represents strength and is sometimes considered a spirit related with agriculture.
Display stand not included.
- 1.01 kgs
- 2.2 lbs
- 36 cm H x 22 cm W x 17 cm D
- 14.25" H x 8.75" W x 6.75" D
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.