Heart Fortunes

Fair Trade Nigerian Wood Mask

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SKU: 168100
Salihu Ibrahim crafts an impressive mask in the tradition of Nigeria’s Hausa people. Known as Zuchiya ('Heart'), the mask is believed to bring good fortune to those who live in the household where it hangs. Zuchiya is carved from sese wood and adorned with aluminum over the eyes. Ibrahim fashions the hair and beard from jute and raffia and adorns it with cane adornments.
  • Sese wood, jute, aluminum, raffia, cane and cotton thread
  • 2.89 lbs
  • 11.8 inches H x 11.5 inches W x 4.3 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Salihu Ibrahim