Bakota Shell Mask (Ghana)

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Bakota Shell Mask (Ghana)

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Item #: 1007077
  • Bokata Shell Mask represents the reign and longevity of the king
  • Presence of the mask is said to ward off all evil spirits
  • Decorative accessory is carved from Odum wood by talented Ghanaian artisans
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    Add a touch of wild Africa to your decor with this Bokota Shell Mask.

    A ceremonial tribal mask, the Bokata Shell Mask represents the reign and longevity of the king. The presence of the mask is said to ward off all evil spirits and offer protection and good luck. The piece is entirely carved from Odum wood by the tribes people of Ghana.

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


3 in. x 10 in. x 10 in.
Odum wood
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  • Art and artifact

    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.

  • Bakota Shell Mask

    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.

  • good value for the money

    looks great with the rest of the african masks we have on our walls. It is not quite as colorful as it looks on the internet though but still a really nice addition to our collection.

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    • 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

    fabfla from FLORIDA, Jun 27, 2012

  • Beautiful Mask

    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

    iloveafricanart from Detroit, Michigan, Jan 15, 2012

  • The colors on the mask are not as bold as pictured

    The mask was not what I expected. The colors of the mask were bold on the site however barely noticeable when I received the product. I would not reccomend this product to others.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No

    hotshot3313 from Washington, DC, Jan 8, 2012

  • Great Mask

    Perfect addition to any African collections. Quality of details were excellent.


    darkseid from Topeka, Ks, Mar 30, 2011

  • Bakota shell mask

    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.


    spsusmc Feb 3, 2011

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