Bwa Butterfly Bird

Fair Trade Burkina Faso Wood Mask

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SKU: 170563
Representing a nature spirit among the Bwa tribe of Burkina Faso, this elegant mask takes the shape of a butterfly. However, art historian Christopher D. Roy reports that elders of the Kambi clan in Dossi refer to these long-nosed butterfly masks as hawks or vultures. 'This mask is used by males of the Bwa tribe during the harvesting of grains,' says master wood carver Salihu Ibrahim. The red color comes from stones, ground and mixed with glue. Clay gives it yellow shading, and the black accents are created with charcoal. A loop on the back of the mask allows it to be easily displayed on a wall.
  • Sese wood
  • 0.90 lbs
  • 5.5 inches H x 20 inches W x 3.2 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

4 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful mask

    Posted by Melissa on Mar 19th 2018

    Very pleased with my purchase. Beautiful craftsmanship, rich colors, great addition to my collection.

  • 5
    Beautiful Handcrafted

    Posted by Jennifer on Oct 4th 2017

    We have been buying masks from Novice for our mother for years. Every year for Christmas she receives an animal-themed mask. The artistry and detail on this mask is superb.

  • 5
    Elegant and Majestic Mask

    Posted by Carol on Jan 1st 2017

    I am a collector of African Masks and this one is incredible! It is a sensitive and powerful portrayal of a winged bird and beautifully elegant. It is made by artist/artisan with a deft, experienced hand. I will cherish it. Sincerely, ArtProf

  • 5
    Love this piece

    Posted by Marcia G. on Jun 16th 2016

    Appreciate all the work of this artis