HAND CARVED MASKS
Symbol of Africa, the abstact grimmace of the Wood Carved Masks is synonymous with the African Continetent.
Often first charred over an open fire, then carved to reveal the white wood below, designs are always intricate.
In some natural dyes are used to introduce fascinating colors, and the mask is finally oiled to prevent cracking. In others the wood is darkened in natural colors.
Size varies from about 8 inches high to some 24 inches high.
Backlight these masks to create very interesting and different wall lamps.
The illustration (left) shows some colored masks chosen at random from many available at any time. Please note that individual design will vary from artist to artist, but a common theme is to be found throughout. These are not standard 'factory' items
All dimensions approximate for hand made items.
Small 300mmx120mm(11x4inch.) $20.00
Medium 400mmx120mm(16x4inch) $30.00
Large 500mmx120mm(21x4inch) $40.00
One of the key artistic skills of the Zulu people, particularly the men, is woodcarving - for centuries a past-time for these rural folk. Of course animals feature very prominently, and we offer fascinating small to medium size figures of elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhino etc.
Individually crafted, no two are ever identical.
Very attractive, individually or in groups.
PRICE ON APPLICATION
Used defensively in the past, these are now largely ceremonial.
A lattice frame is covered in animal hide, commonly black and white, but many include colored patterns, originally as regimental identification.
Smaller ones are used for dancing and for ceremonial purposes, but larger sizes are still made.
Made in sets of shield, spear and knobkerrie, and in differing hide coloring. These sets make super wall hangings.
Again, no two will ever be identical, although each artist has his own unique a central theme.
DANCING 100mm(4inch) $30.00
CEREMONIAL 250MM(10 INCH) $40.00
BATTLE 500MM(20 INCH) $50.00
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