Bwa Celebration

Handcrafted Wood Mask

$97.99
(5 reviews) Write a Review
SKU: 170561
Description
'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 nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso.
  • Sese wood
  • 0.68 lbs
  • 5.5 inches H x 19 inches W x 3.2 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Salihu Ibrahim

All the GOOD

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions
  • Profound Impact
    Profound Impact

5 Reviews

  • 5
    Nice piece.

    Posted by James on Oct 17th 2020

    This piece looks great on my wall. The color and look of the mask fits my home nicely.

  • 5
    Beautiful mask

    Posted by Katja on Feb 13th 2018

    Great craftsmanship, attention to detail, well done, thank you!

  • 5
    BE A CELEBRATION MASK

    Posted by TENLEY on Sep 28th 2017

    This is over the doorway of what I call my African room . i I like that is so subtle looking .It has a calming effect about irt.

  • 5
    Beautiful

    Posted by Deborah on Sep 23rd 2017

    Beautiful artistry. I love this piece. It is as described.

  • 5
    We love it, but it's picture is up-side-down!

    Posted by Philomena on Jan 25th 2017

    This is one of seven butterfly masks by Salihu Ibrahim we've purchased. We have them displayed as a set and love them! Each one is unique and interesting. They are carved from a lightweight wood so they are easy to mount. The color of this one is actually more gold than orange, but is otherwise exactly as shown. The painting is rustic which we like because it adds to the exotic and authentic tribal look of the piece. Thank you, Salihu!!

Your Purchase Makes a Difference

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children

    This artist supports children under the age of 18.

    The Caring for Children Badge is awarded to those artisans who support children under the age of 18

  • Job Creator
    Job Creator

    This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

    The Job Creator badge is awarded to artisans that positively impact their community through job creation and employ 2 or more artisans

  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing

  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up

    This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

    The Moving On Up Badge is awarded to artisans that have more than doubled their income and improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA

  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

    The Preserving Traditions badge is awarded to artisans who use traditional techniques handed down through the generations, as well as artisans that craft culturally significant items, keeping these traditions alive. "

  • Profound Impact
    Profound Impact

    Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

    The Profound Impact badge is awarded to artisans where each purchase has a significant positive impact on their livelihood and income