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For many years, we have imported a wide range of Fair Trade wooden and ceramic masks. Generally they are used for wall decoration rather than for wearing and demonstrate the amazing skills of the artisans that produce them.

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Medium Triple Death Mask

Medium Triple Death Mask

MEX454

£14.40

 

These high quality, hand painted masks depict a major Aztec preoccupation: the passage of time. Each layer shows a stage of a human's life: youth, adulthood and old age and death. The masks were traditionally worn during ceremonial events or placed upon graves.

Approx 17cm × 14cm
Origin: Mexico

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Artisan Giant Dragon Mask No.209

Artisan Giant Dragon Mask No.209

NPSX209

£360

 

This hugely impressive mask depicts a protective dragon. Ideal as a centrepiece on a wall, this beautiful work of craftsmanship is handmade and painted in Nepal.

Approx: 50 x 35 x 50cm.
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Nepal

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Zebra Face in Wood

Zebra Face in Wood

BA6072

£13.80

 

Bring a little of the wild savannah into your own home with our handcarved zebra faces. Framed by a textured bark effect, each zebra has a metal hook for easy hanging on the wall.

Approx: 38cm × 12cm × 5cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Giraffe Face in Wood

Giraffe Face in Wood

BA6073

£13.80

 

Bring a little of the wild savannah into your own home with our handcarved giraffe faces. Framed by a textured bark effect, each giraffe has a metal hook for easy hanging on the wall.

Approx: 38cm × 12cm × 5cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.1

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.1

GASX001

£264

 

Absolutely stunning large round Ghanaian Moon Mask. Hand carved in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana, these masks are made from Tweenaboa, more commonly known as African Cedar.  The metal that has been used is all scrap or recycled and is embossed with two rhinos and traditional patterns. 

Approx. 40.5cm × 40.5cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.2

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.2

GASX002

£300

 

Beautiful large standing Ghanaian Mask. Each mask features a large bird embossed on the forehead and traditional African patterns. The metal that has been used is all scrap or recycled and  the wood is African cedar, known locally as Tweenaboa. They have been hand crafted in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana.

Approx. 46cm × 12.5cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.3

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.3

GASX003

£336

 

Intricate large Ghanaian Fang Mask, hand carved in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana. Fang masks are traditionally used in initiation ceremonies and are usually elongated with carved lines running from the forehead to the tip of the nose.

Approx. 66cm × 20.5cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.4

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.4

GASX004

£240

 

Incredible large Ghanaian mask, hand carved from African cedar, known locally as Tweenaboa wood. The metal that has been used is all scrap or recycled and then embossed with intricate patterns and traditional symbolism. This mask has been hand crafted in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana. 

Approx. 48cm × 28cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.7

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.7

GASX007

£168

 

Ornate large Ghanaian Fang Mask, hand carved from Tweenaboa (African cedar) and decorated with brightly coloured beadwork in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana.

Approx. 45.5cm × 12.5cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.9

Artisan Ghanaian Mask No.9

GASX009

£120

 

Brightly coloured Ghanaian Moon mask decorated with vibrant beadwork. These masks have been hand carved from Tweenaboa (African cedar) in the artists community north of Accra in Ghana.

Approx. 20cm × 20cm. 
Unique item. There is only one of these available.
Origin: Ghana

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Artisan Guru Rinpoche Mask No. 266

Artisan Guru Rinpoche Mask No. 266

NPSX266

£204

 

This vibrant red mask depicts Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava ("Born from a Lotus") and who is often considered to be the second Buddha. He is believed to have introduced tantric Buddhism to Tibet and to have established the first Buddhist monastery there. This mask has been carved and painted by highly skilled Newari artisans in Nepal.

Approx. 34cm × 24cm × 12cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Skull Mask No. 264

Artisan Skull Mask No. 264

NPSX264

£192

 

Masks form an important part of Himalayan culture and there are three different levels of skull masks used within traditional Tibetan dance. The Citipati skeleton dancers are the highest of three levels of skeleton dancers and they wear a skull mask which features a diademe - a crown of five smaller skulls.

Approx. 32cm × 21cm × 19cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Beast Mask No. 269

Artisan Beast Mask No. 269

NPSX269

£168

 

Awesome beast mask hand carved from wood and decorated with gold detailing. Masks were traditionally used by the Shamans of tribes during rituals in order to help protect communities, heal diseases and practice exorcisms. 

Approx. 36cm × 19cm × 17cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Naga Mask No. 270

Artisan Naga Mask No. 270

NPSX270

£120

 

This striking wooden mask depicts a fierce dragon-like serpent and is a beautiful work of craftsmanship. It has been hand carved and painted in Nepal by skilled artisans. Naga images and masks are often placed in doorways to prevent evil entering the building. 

Approx. 33cm × 18cm × 20cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Blue Bhairab Mask No. 262

Artisan Blue Bhairab Mask No. 262

NPSX262

£168

 

This large, bold and beautifully carved wooden mask has been hand made and painted by Newari artisans in Nepal. Hinduism and Buddhism incorporate traditional dances and masks play an important role in traditional Tibetan culture and life. This amazing piece depicts Bhairab (also known as Bhairava or Mahakala,) a fierce aspect of the Hindu god Shiva.

Approx. 39cm × 30cm × 10cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Cheppu Mask No. 263

Artisan Cheppu Mask No. 263

NPSX263

£156

 

This bold coloured mask depicts a protective figure known by various names such as Chhepu, Cheppu or as a kind of Makara. Regarded as being brave and fearsome, Cheppu is one of three powerful brothers and is seen regularly in Nepalese architecture, guarding the way above doors, arches and gateways. Cheppu and his brothers are the enemies of the Nagas (snakes) and are usually depicted eating one.

Approx. 30cm × 25cm × 12cm
Origin: Nepal

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Giant Artisan Cheppu Mask No. 265

Giant Artisan Cheppu Mask No. 265

NPSX265

£660

 

This giant mask depicts a protective figure known variously as Chhepu, Cheppu or as a kind of Makara. One of three powerful brothers Cheppu is often regarded as being brave and fearsome, and is seen regularly in Nepalese architecture guarding the way above doors, arches and gateways. Cheppu and his brothers are the enemies of the Nagas (snakes) and are usually depicted eating one.

Approx. 65cm × 64cm × 17cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Golden Buddha Mask No. 267

Artisan Golden Buddha Mask No. 267

NPSX267

£288

 

This stunning golden mask depicts Lord Buddha in a serene state of mind and would make a wonderful focal piece. Our traditional Tibetan masks have been hand carved and painted by skilled Newari artisans in Nepal. 

Approx. 46cm × 28cm × 16cm
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan Crowned Bhairab Mask No. 271

Artisan Crowned Bhairab Mask No. 271

NPSX271

£396

 

This large, bold and beautifully carved wooden mask has been hand made and painted by Newari artisans in Nepal. This amazing piece depicts Bhairab (also known as Bhairava or Mahakala,) a fierce aspect of the Hindu god Shiva. These effigys are often hung above doors and entranceways and are said to be protective of a house or temple.

Approx. 45cm × 33cm × 13cm  
Origin: Nepal

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Artisan White Bhairab Mask No. 272

Artisan White Bhairab Mask No. 272

NPSX272

£396

 

This large, bold and beautifully carved wooden mask has been hand made and painted by Newari artisans in Nepal. Hinduism and Buddhism incorporate traditional dances and masks play an important role in traditional Tibetan culture and life. This amazing piece depicts Bhairab (also known as Bhairava or Mahakala,) a fierce aspect of the Hindu god Shiva.

Approx. 40cm × 28cm × 12cm
Origin: Nepal

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