Burkina Faso Wood 'Bwa Butterfly Spirit' Mask (Ghana)
 

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Burkina Faso Wood 'Bwa Butterfly Spirit' Mask (Ghana)

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Item #: 12262101
  • Gliding on white wings, this butterfly mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe
  • Decorative accessory features a zigzag motif around the face that is symbolic of the ancestral path
  • Mask is carved of sese wood
  • ...more

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    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Product Features:
    • Gliding on white wings, this butterfly mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe
    • Decorative accessory features a zigzag motif around the face that is symbolic of the ancestral path
    • Mask is carved of sese wood
    • Designed by artisan Salihu Ibrahim
    • Measures 28.4 inches wide x 7.9 inches high x 4.7 inches deep
    Story Behind the Art:

    'I am Salihu Ibrahim. I was born in Ghana in 1964. With the death of my father, I was sent to live with one of my father's closest friends, Opanin Osei, a renowned traditional carver to the then Akwamu chief and the people of Akwamu. He would usually carve the items and then pass them on to me for the final polishing and beautification. I worked with him for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of the Ashanti and Akwamu people. Before my decision to come to the city, I had carved about 50 pieces made purposely to help me raise sufficient capital to open a workshop. With the help of my friend, these products sold in no time, to my surprise. Now, I have apprentice carvers working with me learning the art of carving.'

    What is Worldstock?

    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.

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    Ships Carbon Neutral*
    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
Dimensions:
28.4 in W x 7.9 in H x 4.7 in D
Materials:
Sese wood
Model No:
89849
Brand: Novica

Features

  • Color
    Multi, White
  • Style
    Traditional
  • Material
    Wood
  • Worldstock Country
    Ghana
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