Home Decor - Masks - African Benin Burkina Faso

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These Home Decor - Masks - African Benin Burkina Faso - 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.
 
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Africa Benin wood mask, 'Warrior Dance' (Ghana)
$64.99

Robert Nortey replicates the Adzogbo dance mask, which originates in Benin. Meaning "War Ritual," the Adzogbo dance is performed only by men so they may display their physical strength and prowess, as well as their spiritual power. The dance is prece
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Africa Burkina Faso mask, 'The Entertainer' (Ghana)
$97.99

This mask of ornate beauty celebrates the traditions of the Fulani people. They are regarded as the "cowboys" of Dore, in Burkina Faso. When the mask is brought out, the Fulani people know it will be a day of entertainment. Abubakari Alhassan hand-ca
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Africa Burkina Faso wood mask 'The Virtue of Knowledge' (Ghana)
$87.99

This mask of striking features represents a protective spirit that has taken an animal form. The mask originates from the beliefs and traditions of the Nuna people from Burkina Faso and represents the gift of knowledge in the face of ignorance. Evans
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Africa Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bless the Harvest' (Ghana)
$209.99

Long ornate horns speak of the power within this mask worn by the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. Known as Gonju (Power), the ornate mask is worn during harvest celebrations as a symbol of appreciation to the gods for a good crop. It is also used when
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Africa Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bobo Boar' (Ghana)
$69.99

A single horn falls from the forehead of this fanciful creature, superbly carved from sese wood. It represents a boar. Evans Doe Martey recreates a mask from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso.
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Africa Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Warrior Protector' (Ghana)
$259.99

This handsome mask is worn by Mossi warriors of Burkina Faso for protection. Then, when they return home, they will wear it again during harvest festivals to show the gods their appreciation for keeping them safe. Salihu Ibrahim creates an extraordin
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Africa tribal wood mask, 'Bwa Butterfly' (Ghana)
$69.99

Target-like circles on the wings identify this ethereal creature as a butterfly. Gliding on outspread wings, the mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. Salihu Ibrahim carves the elegant plank mask from African sese wood.
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Africa tribal wood mask, 'Bwa Celebration' (Ghana)
$69.99

"This mask is used by females of the Bwa tribe during the harvesting of grains," says master wood carver Salihu Ibrahim. Target-like circles on the wings identify this ethereal creature as a butterfly. Gliding on soft wings, the mask represents a nat
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Africa tribal wood mask, 'Cheeky Chimp' (Ghana)
$72.99

Salihu Ibrahim carves the image of a monkey with a cheeky smile, influenced by the artistic stylizations of the Nuna tribe. Hailing from Burkina Faso, the Nuna families and clans honor the animal spirits living in the world around them; they believe
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Africa tribal wood mask, 'Earth Goddess Spirits' (Ghana)
$135.99

Portrayed in a mask, ancestral spirits of the earth goddess grace a beautiful design by Salihu Ibrahim. Named Bayiri, it refers to small sculptures of the female bush spirits among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. Such spirits have no natural shape and
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African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bobo Chieftain' (Ghana)
$114.99

Carved by hand with stately symmetry, this mask is representative of Bobo art. Such masks are worn during funeral rites for prominent chiefs and leaders. Repousse in brass and aluminum adorns the handsome features in a beautiful piece by Kwaku Ofosuh
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African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Butterfly Colors' (Ghana)
$72.99

Salihu Ibrahim masterfully replicates the butterfly or plank mask designed by the Bwa people of Burkina Faso. It is traditionally worn by women over their heads during harvest festivals. Ibrahim carves the mask from sese wood and paints it with remar
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African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bwa Bush Spirits' (Ghana)
$124.99

Salihu Ibrahim carves a beautiful mask filled with meaning known only to initiates in the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. The checkerboard represents the separation of good and evil, wise from stupid, and male from female. At the top, a large white cresce
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African Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Bwa Butterfly Bird' (Ghana)
$66.99

Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant mask takes the shape of a butterfly. However, art historian Christopher D. Roy reports that elders of the Kambi clan in Dossi refer to these long-nosed butterfly masks as
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African calabash mask, 'Chieftain' (Ghana)
$74.99

Superbly carved from a calabash gourd, this mask depicts a realistic person with compassionate eyes. Applications of brass crown the regal man. By Issaka Ibrahim, such masks are used during festivals by chieftains of several Benin tribes.
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African tribal wood mask, 'Ecstasy' (Ghana)
$72.99

Strong features in sese wood become a powerful mask in the hands of Salihu Ibrahim. Such masks are used both for entertainment and in ceremonies by the Nuna people of Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta. Honoring powerful animal spirits that live arou
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African tribal wood mask, 'Faceless Spirits' (Ghana)
$122.99

Featureless, this mask represents protective spirits that can take animal form or can appear as strange beings. These spirits watch over families, clans and communities. They provide for fertility, health and prosperity as well as continuity of life.
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African tribal wood mask, 'Faithful Warrior' (Ghana)
$84.99

A mask of proud beauty, it was once worn by Mosie warriors of Burkina Faso. It is known as Nsharaa, meaning "faithful," and it is respectfully replicated by Robert Nortey. He carves it by hand from sese wood and decorates it with embossed aluminum to
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African tribal wood mask, 'Fortune' (Ghana)
$92.99

Geometric motifs adorn tall horns on this dramatic mask. Meticulously carved by Salihu Ibrahim, it comes from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso. Ibrahim paints the mask by hand and rubs it with white clay, while river stones become the shining eyes. Su
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Benin Africa wood mask, 'Benin Queen' (Ghana)
$79.99

An extraordinary mask, this piece captures the poise an elegance of a Benin queen. An unusually expressive piece, this replica is hand-carved from noble sese wood. The people of Benin celebrate their most important or significant warriors, kings and
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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Mossi Ancestor' (Ghana)
$62.99

Powerful and mysterious, this imposing character comes from the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. Its smooth, even contours reveal rich color that adds to its intrigue. Hand-carved by Salihu Ibrahim, the personage represents a family ancestor, each desig
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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Mossi Fertility Image' (Ghana)
$182.99

Round eyes dominate a face from the Mossi tribe of Burkina Faso. Crowned by an elaborate headdress, the mask by Salihu Ibrahim boasts an antique finish created with white clay. This personage presides over agricultural ceremonies designed to protect
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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Our Spirits' (Ghana)
$117.99

Featureless, this mask represents protective spirits that can take animal form or can appear as strange beings. These spirits watch over families, clans and communities. They provide for fertility, health and prosperity as well as continuity of life.
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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Perseverance' (Ghana)
$77.99

Distinguished by a heavy brow and prominent cheeks, this personage speaks with elongated lips. Salihu Ibrahim explores the icons of the Nuna people of Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, with this hand-carved mask. Honoring powerful animal spirits th
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Burkina Faso Africa wood mask, 'Protective Spirits' (Ghana)
$109.99

Featureless, this mask represents protective spirits that can take animal form or can appear as strange beings. These spirits watch over families, clans and communities providing fertility, health, prosperity and continuity of life. Superbly carved b
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Burkina Faso African wood mask, 'Fulani Leader' (Ghana)
$77.99

Rich in artistic stylizations, this mask is inspired by the customs of the Fulani people in Burkina Faso. Abubakari Alhassan carves a stunning sese wood replica featuring painted details and embossed aluminum to resemble tribal scarifications. The Fu
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Burkina Faso African wood mask, 'Fulani Leader's Wife' (Ghana)
$77.99

Rich in artistic stylizations, this mask is inspired by the customs of the Fulani people. Abubakari Alhassan carves a stunning sese wood replica featuring painted details and embossed aluminum to resemble tribal scarifications. The Fulani people are
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Burkina Faso African wood mask, 'Fulani Tribesman' (Ghana)
$99.99

This imposing mask celebrates the traditions of the Fulani people. They are regarded as the "cowboys" of Dore, in Burkina Faso. When the mask is brought out, the Fulani people know it will be a day of entertainment. Abubakari Alhassan hand-carves the
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Burkina Faso African wood mask, 'Great Monkey Spirit' (Ghana)
$69.99

Salihu Ibrahim carves the vivid visage of a monkey, influenced by the artistic stylizations of the Nuna tribe. Hailing from Burkina Faso, the Nuna families and clans honor the animal spirits living around them; they believe these spirits are powerful
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Burkina Faso African wood mask, 'Little Child' (Ghana)
$42.99

Smooth features characterize a small child, ably depicted in a mask by Wilson Aboagye. Meticulously carved by hand and polished to a rich sheen, the personage represents the Gurunsi tribe of Burkina Faso. Aboagye names the piece Bega, which means "ch
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Burkina Faso wood mask, 'Horned Bobo' (Ghana)
$89.99

Powerful horns rise upward to curl down again, their smooth surface decorated in contrasting zigzags. Louis K. Botchway sculpts a handsome mask in sese wood. The small, circular face shows triangular eyes and a long, stylized nose. This example of Bo
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