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Wood mask, 'Butterfly Dancer' - Bwa Tribe Wall Mask Curate

Product ID: 170562

Bwa Tribe Wall Mask, "Butterfly Dancer"

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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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.

Product Reviews By Customers
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"It's like a beautiful piece of history!"

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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31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim


I gasped when I opened the box to find this River Goddess Mask. It is even more beautiful than in the picture! The craftsmanship is very fine, and the overall effect is stunning. Gorgeous work!!


This mask was exactly what I was expecting in quality and beauty. Great craftsmanship.

Jane Jarboe

This intriguing and beautiful mask is a proud addition to our home.