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Ivoirian wood mask, 'Yoari Moon' - Handcrafted Ivory Coast Wood Mask Curate

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Handcrafted Ivory Coast Wood Mask, "Yoari Moon"

Crowned by a crescent moon, this cheerful mask comes from Côte d'Ivoire. Salihu... more

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Crowned by a crescent moon, this cheerful mask comes from Côte d'Ivoire. Salihu Ibrahim carves the piece by hand of native African sese wood, eliciting rich textures from its grain and adding applications of white clay for contrast. "Such masks are used by the Yoari people when celebrating the appearance of the full moon," he explains.

  • 0.38 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 35 cm H x 16 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 13.75" H x 6.25" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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"This Yoari Moon mask makes me happy !"

When I wake up in the morning and see the Yoari Moon mask first thing, it makes me smile. This is the second mask that I ordered from Novica. This morning my husband commented on how beautiful it was. I have about 47 mask in my bedroom and this one has such a sweetness. I was going to order togetherness by the same artist but he has recently changed the face of that particular mask and it no longer speaks to me. I am throughly satisfied with this purchase.

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Received my Yoaro Moon mask. I got it to celebrate my 60th birthday and I?m glad I did. It?s beautiful!

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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.