A complicated piece with incised metal strips, two cowrie shells, and strings of tiny beads (in the triangles above the eye slots). Another buyer complained that it is less colorful than what's shown in the photo, but I used a soft damp sponge and gently removed some of the stain on the beaded areas to bring out some of the colors. I may apply a matte varnish sometime in the future to emphasize the colors, or perhaps not -- I very much like the soft brown tones and the very slightly bluish rim around the mask. Wouldn't want to change them. It's the first mask I've have ever purchased. I can see now why people collect them. It's both art and artifact.
I really like the craftmanship of my mask. The photo doesn't represent the mask at all. The mask photo is very colorful, but when I received my mask it was completely brown. I was a little disappointed bcause I thought it would be more colorful. They really need to take another picture to show how the mask really look. Even though it wasn't colorful I still like it. I just hope that the next mask they put on display would be a little colorful.
I HAVE LOTS OF AFRICAN MASKS AND THIS IS MY FAVORITE. RUSTIC AND BEAUYIFUL. LOVE IT!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? lighter
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. GREAT HAND CARVING
- How accurate was the sizing? PERFECT
A nice addition to a collection of masks of the same color....the metal is beautiful
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality...Incredible craftsmanship
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
When i recieved my mask it was brown and dull with a covering that looked like stain all over it. After a scrubbing with a medium brush all the features where exposed and it looks great with a little furniture polish. A bargain with a little work.
I was very excited to add this mask to my collection on my exposed brick wall. This mask is very disapointing. It doesn't match the picture at all. In the picture it's very dark rich looking and very colorful. My mask is a washed out brown very faded looking. It has no color at all and didn't come with a hook or string to hang it on the wall. I will be sending it back for an exchange mask.
I had the benefit of the prior reviews to read before purchasing this mask so was not surprised at all when the mask arrived and it was completely brown with no color as the other buyers stated. I was fine with that before purchasing because it matches the other decor it is being hung with. If there is anyone who really wants the color I would suggest purchasing something else. Aside from that the mask arrived as represented and we are very happy with it. It has unique designs on different sections of the mask and the lower portion triangles are actually some kind of metal on top of the wood. Shipping was very fast and the packing was excellent.
this mask looks nothing like the picture. When my mask arrived there was absolutly no color on it! I was very disappointed but my husband still liked it. We are big mask collectors so i guess it doesn't really matter. They may very in colors.