SKU: BOYA88SJX
Availability: In Stock
$92.92 $127.07

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  • Size: 20.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Salihu Ibrahim - crafted with care to be treasured for years to come.

  • Product Info: Sese wood

  • NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: 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. About our Artist: 'Upon the death of my father, I was sent to live with one of my father's closest friends, a renowned traditional carver to the then Akwamu chief and the people of Akwamu,' Salihu Ibrahim says. 'I worked with him for about 15 years, during which time I learned the styles and techniques of the Ashanti and Akwamu people. My work began to flourish and achieve recognition, and today, I have apprentice carvers working with me to learn the art of carving.'

    NOVICA Decorative Malian Large Sese Wood Mask White 'Senufo Hunter' - BOYA88SJX