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Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "Kindly River Goddess"

The Kasai River Goddess looks kindly upon the Pende people, offering them safe... more

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The Kasai River Goddess looks kindly upon the Pende people, offering them safe passage as they cross the waters. Salihu Ibrahim invokes her presence in the form of a highly ornate mask, carved by hand from sese wood. He embellishes the mask with a fantasy of color created with African trade beads.

The Pende people live on the banks of the Kasai River in Zaire. Every time a river, stream or lake is purified, appreciation is shown to the gods and goddesses that inhabit the waters for their protection. Yearly and periodic rituals are therefore done to appease and thank them for their protection and longevity.

Please note this mask is crafted by hand without a previous sketch or mold. The beaded work may vary slightly in pattern and color in subsequent masks therefore rendering each one unique and exclusive.

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 26 cm H x 17 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 10.25" H x 6.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Beadwork on sese wood
  • 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.

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31 Testimonials for Salihu Ibrahim

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Guest

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!!
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Richard

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

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