Wood Masks(2,207 items)
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Featured Reviews on Wood Masks
I gave this as a gift to a friend and she called me up raving about it. She sent me a picture of it hanging on her wall, surrounded by a few other masks and it looks like a photo from an art museum.
Museum Quality Jaguar Warrior
I received Face of a Warrior today and truly love it. Jose Canil Ramos is a very talented artist. This mask will have a prominent place in my house and will be greatly admired by everyone who lays eyes on it. There are scores of jaguar warriors out there created by some very talented artists. I have another jaguar warrior mask, which I also love, but this mask is more dramatic and compelling. When I saw it, I had to have it. Kudos to a skillful and talented carver!
Popular Wood Masks
Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask, "Boruca Tradition"$79.99
This little devil is as full of color as it is of fiery spirit. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand carves this traditional Boruca balsa wood mask with a orange face, green and purple horns, closed eyes with green eyelids, exaggerated eyebrows in yellow and red, an open mouth with large fangs, a lilac chin, and a blue nose. The artisan hand-paints details in a variety of contrasting colors. 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.
Painted Sese Wood and Aluminum Wall Mask from Ghana, "Elephant Strength"$77.99
Artisan Rapheal L. Commey of Ghana designs and hand-carves this unique wall mask. Aluminum plates with circle motifs enhance the sese wood face, which is finished with paint and clay. At the top of the mask's head, the artisan carves a small elephant whose trunk extends to form the mask's nose. The artisan calls the mask , which means "elephant" in the Ga language.