AFRICAN TRIBAL MASK, FROM MALAWI AFRICA INCL SHIPPING, International Shipping is already included in the price, through the post office registered mail, however should you wish to receive this treasure urgently please get in touch for a quote on courier costs.
Hand carved and hand painted Tribal Mask in solid white Olive wood with fine details . Measurements are as follows 5 inches/14cm in length and 3.5 inches /9cm in width. For the African art lovers this mask is beautiful and surprisingly light in weight. This great quality item is certainly a keep sake and will remain in your family for generations to come. This is not a mass produced item but hand carved by artists in Africa. It takes many weeks to make such an detailed piece. A magnificent Treasure and beautifully hand carved, a keepsake treasure designed to be loved and treasured for many years to come. We proudly show case beautiful treasures from countries like South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Morocco.
Masks are an "original" work of art, individually hand carved, no two are exactly the same which adds to the value of each piece. Original nature of tribal art is be reflected by differences from the mask as shown, each piece of a specific style maybe similar, but not identical. Our items are not massed produced, but individually made by the artists.
Olive wood is very hard and is prized for its durability, color, high combustion temperature and interesting grain patterns. Because of the commercial importance of the fruit, and the slow growth and relatively small size of the tree, olive wood and its products are relatively expensive. Common uses of the wood include: kitchen utensils, carved wooden bowls, cutting boards, fine furniture, and decorative items. The prunings of the tree are used to create the beautiful carvings. The rich and heavy grain can be seen on each piece. No two pieces are exactly the same. When the tree ages the grain becomes darker and richer in color. All carvings made of this hard wood have a varying and smooth grain, making every piece unique. You will find it difficult/impossible to match the grain of two pieces since the pattern is completely hidden in the heart of the wood. The artistically smooth and elegant grain of the olive wood renders it one of the most beautiful in the world and olive wood carvings will last a life time and be enjoyed by generations to come. Olive is one of the hardest woods on earth, and will be admired by generations to come. As it ages, it will become darker and even more beautiful.