Global, Tribal & African Masks - historically, masks have defined us, defied us, and thoroughly beguiled us!
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How do you decorate your home with masks?
Masks have long been used ashome dcor, especially for the eclectic and worldly decorator. Theyre a thoughtful way to tell a story, bring depth and texture to a wall, and complement the rest of your global style. They can also be used to... read more
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I fell in love with this piece at first sight, but it was sold out. After a couple of months in my wish list I received a notification and immediately bought it. The color is breathtaking as the craftsmanship. Felicidades y gracias José ¡Eres un mago!
This Wood Carved Ganesha is one of the most beautiful pieces I own. The detail is absolutely beautiful. For the price, this is hard to beat. The artist is truly masterful. I highly recommend buying from this artist!
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Artisan Hand Carved Unique Santa Claus African Mask, "Ghanaian Santa Claus"$97.99
Beloved around the world, Santa Claus is also present in West Africa, where some adults dress as Father Christmas, or "Papa Bronya." This is especially popular at parties, as Santa is the one who hands out gifts. Ali Mohammed depicts the benevolent character as an African mask. Carved by hand of sese wood, this image of "Father Christmas" brings a Ghanaian presence to holiday decor.
Butterfly Theme Balinese Hibiscus Wood Mask, "Queen of the Butterflies"$77.99
A butterfly alights on the face of a beautiful woman with scarlet lips. Or perhaps it is two birds, facing each other as if in a test of wills. By Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya, the enigmatic hibiscus wood mask is painted by hand. It poses on a stand of guagule wood.
Maya God of Sun Ceramic Wall Mask Replica Crafted by Hand, "Maya Lord Kinich Aha"$84.99
"Kinich Ahau, the lord with a solar face, is the Maya god of sun and music. He is married to Ixchel (the moon) and he is regarded as the god of gods and lord of war. He settled disputes and distributed land amongst the different villages," says Angel Cerón of this ceramic mask replica. "Kinich Ahau is usually portrayed with jaguar ears and T-shaped teeth. His beard symbolizes sunrays and big, almost square-shaped eyes." Cerón is oficially licensed to reproduce this extraordinary replica of the mask found in Palenque (Chiapas) and dated 600-900 AD.
Woodcarver Arturo Aj Canil of Guatemala To understand immigration, we need to understand the root causes that... read more
When you dream, dream big that was the saying on my mind as I listened to Abdul Aziz Mohamadu talking about... read more