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Bwa Tribe Wall Mask, "Butterfly Dancer"

bySalihu Ibrahim: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (110)
Target-like circles on the face identify this ethereal winged creature as a... more

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Target-like circles on the face identify this ethereal winged creature as a butterfly. Gliding on soft wings, the mask represents a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso. The zigzag motif signifies the ancestral path which every Bwa must follow in order to master life. Salihu Ibrahim carves the elegant image from African sese wood.

  • 0.52 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 55 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 21.75" W x 3.2" D

  • Sese wood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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110

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01/22/2021

"A new favorite"

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My husband really likes this new acquisition to his collection. We think it would be better to call the piece the Owl mask because it looks more like an owl than a butterfly but it is a good representation of a womens mask.

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Butterfly Dancer, Bwa Tribe Wall Mask

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Ann

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07/30/2018

"Its like a beautiful piece of history!"

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This is a wonderful, interesting wall sculpture filled with symbolic meaning and intrigue. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. I love this piece!

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Butterfly Dancer, Bwa Tribe Wall Mask

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06/11/2021

"I wish i could give a higher rating"

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I am continually impressed with the work put out by this master of his craft! Items always look like they are represented online and are just a treasure for me and my home office wall!

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Eva

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06/09/2021

"Wonderful piece of furniture"

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Thank you Salihu Ibrahim for the wonderful woodwork. It makes me smile and appreciate it every time I look at it.

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Fantastic craftsmanship"

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Very well made! I think I this artists biggest fan. His work is so amazing and the talent and art is obvious!!

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  • wall Hanging

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Heart Fortunes, Fair Trade Nigerian Wood Mask

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Exceptional"

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Im not the first to say it but I am so impressed with this Artist! I Love this guys work and the attention to detail

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  • Wall hanging
  • Mounting

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Salihu Ibrahim has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to expand his workshop by hiring additional carvers.

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

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

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

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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