Wood Masks(364 items)
Welcome to the Wood Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Wood Masks
I absolutely love my Dragon Scream. It is even more impressive in person (of course) and could not be more beautiful. I love the expression and the painting is stellar. Its helped to move me a bit closer to being a dragon collector of sorts. I highly recommend this amazing artists work. I am quite sure you will be as pleased as I am!
I have purchased a number of these beautifully carved and painted masks and I am so pleased with Mr. Gleeful. He exudes exactly the happy sentiment that I needed to add and I smile every time I see him. Such wonderful artistry. I am sure you would love him as much as I do!
Made Mulyani Hand-carved wood masks and panels
"My parents and my brother taught me to make sculptures. I started by watching them carving wood at home. I was excited with the final results and worked hard at learning how to create them."
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Popular Wood Masks
Handcrafted Jungle Cat Costa Rican Wood Mask, "Boruca Wild Cat"$84.99
This cat is full of character, not to mention color. Victor Hernandez hand-carves this decorative balsa wood mask in the image of a jungle cat. Brass eyelets and an agave cord are attached to the back for easy hanging.
The Boruca people live in southwestern Costa Rica. Devil masks are part of a centuries-old festival called "The Game of the Devils," honoring the Boruca's fight to defend their land from invading Spaniards. During the festival, the masked actors portray defenders fighting a bull, representing Spain. The bull is a large costume that takes about ten men to maneuver. Victor Hernandez learned the art of Boruca mask carving at the side of his father.
Hand Carved Janger Dancer Wood Wall Mask, "Janger Dancer"$199
This exquisite traditional sculpture is hand carved in crocodile wood by Bali's Nyoman Subrata. Unlike most traditional Balinese dances, the Janger dance allows both men and women to dance together. During the dance, twelve men move aggressively while twelve women sing and sway from side to side.
Artisan Crafted Traditional Wood Mask, "Purple Maya Jaguar"$87.99
"I like making jaguar heads because they remind me of my Maya ancestors. To them the jaguars protected the fields and mountains. They regarded the jaguar as a deity that they honored at the beginning of a harvest," says Jose Canil Ramos. According to Maya cosmogony, the jaguar is represented by the day of the Maya calendar. It symbolizes strength and vigor, as well as feminine and feline energies. Canil carves the mask by hand from pinewood and paints it with extraordinary artistry.
Hand-Carved Rustic Wood Jaguar Mask from Guatemala, "Jaguar"
With round, staring eyes and a fearsome mouth, the face of a jaguar is hand-carved from a single piece of pinewood, which is accented with tufts of natural agave fiber. Guatemalan duo Juan and Carolina create this mask for a stunning addition to any home. A cord of agave fiber on the back allows this mask to be hung from a wall.
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