BAOULE OLD MASK2
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Mask entirely handcarved by Ivorian artisans, it is inspired by masks of Baoulé culture, ethnic group found in Ivory Coast. Originally, Baoulé mask is used for rituals relating to agriculture, fertility and funeral ceremonies.
You will find here an aged version specifically during the sculpture to obtain the effect of a mask of yesteryear. This mask will bring a rustic and original touch to your decoration.
The item being handmade, please note that each piece is unique. The item you will receive is the one presented online.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Size (cm): L47 x W21 x D11
Care Instructions: Clean with a clean, dry cloth.
We work with Faye Brothers of Abidjan crafts in Ivory Coast, who find masks for us of various ethnic groups such as Baoulé, Fang and Bakota. All our masks are made in Ivory Coast with wood such as teak or Iroko, cut in the respect of environment and under the supervision of Culture Ministry.
Some are inspired by masks from Central African countries such as Cameroon (Fang) or Gabon (Bakota), but unlike the original version of the Fang mask for example which is rather bleached with kaolin, our «Fang ivorian» masks are made with animals and colors, to integrate more easily into a contemporary decor.
The shop of these two brothers passionate about handicrafts is full of treasures handmade by Ivorian artisans over countless hours of work. Their products are currently sold to locals as well as tourists, but we wanted to make them benefit the greatest number, and thus make known the work of the artisans represented by Faye brothers.