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Malian wood mask, "Senufo Hunter"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (86)
Perched atop an elongated mask coated in white clay, a bird leans down to caress... more

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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 before setting out to hunt," he says. "It is believed the wearing of the mask gives good luck as white is a lucky color." The red pigments are achieved by grinding a red stone, while charcoal provides the black accents.

  • 0.80 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • 52 cm H x 17 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 20.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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86

Yu

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01/14/2020

"Nice piece"

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It is a really lovely item, over my expectations, all the details are wonderful

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01/06/2020

"I love the power of this mask."

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This mask is a very powerful and well made piece. It sparks a lot of conversation because it is the first one people go to and ask about. I wish I knew more about it and its history.

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01/02/2020

"Social Piece"

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Huge mask! Compliments my home very well.

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  • Social Piece

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Firespitter, African Senufo Style Hand Carved Wood Mask

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01/01/2020

"Great addition to our collection"

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Beautiful craftmanship. I purchased this as christmas gift to myself . This site brings our world closer , allowing me to find wonderful objects I never imagined.

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From Macon, GA

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12/30/2019

"Amazing Mask"

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This is such a beautiful mask for a collection.

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10/16/2019

"Beautiful"

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Elegant piece. Well crafted!

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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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