This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Portrayed in a mask, ancestral spirits of the earth goddess grace a beautiful mask by Salihu Ibrahim. The hand-carved sese wood mask is named Bayiri, referring to small sculptures of the female bush spirits among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Material: Sese wood
- Color: Brown, white, yellow
- Dimensions: 29.5 inches high x 7.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches deep
'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 myself have apprentice carvers working with me to learn 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.Imported
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