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How do you decorate your home with masks?
Masks have long been used ashome dcor, especially for the eclectic and worldly decorator. Theyre a thoughtful way to tell a story, bring depth and texture to a wall, and complement the rest of your global style. They can also be used to... read more
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My husband who drives a jaguar loves this mask. It is realistic and fierce, just like the animal. He enjoys seeing it every day on a table in his home office. It was a XMAS gift from me to him.
This Wood Carved Ganesha is one of the most beautiful pieces I own. The detail is absolutely beautiful. For the price, this is hard to beat. The artist is truly masterful. I highly recommend buying from this artist!
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Handcrafted Mexican Ceramic Aztec Eagle Warrior Mask, "Aztec Eagle Warrior"$89.99
A youthful face represents one of the renowned Aztec Eagle warriors, an elite infantry comprised of pre-Hispanic noblemen. Working in ceramic, artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association create an original mask that is faithful to Mexico's ancient historical record.
Guatemalan Artisan Hand Carved and Painted Wood Coyote Mask, "Nocturnal Coyote"$84.99
By Jose Canil Ramos, this mask depicts a fanciful blue coyote with inquisitive ears and long eyelashes. "I was inspired to craft this mask in order to show that the coyote is a strong and handsome creature," the artisan says. He carves it from pinewood and paints the piece by hand.
The ears are removed for shipping.
Barro Negro Ceramic Jaguar Mask from Mexico, "Black Balam"$39.99
For a fearsome and cultural addition to your home decor, this mask is presented by Mexico's Maricela Antonio. A jaguar's roaring face, handcrafted in the traditional style of or black ceramic, hangs from your wall. The mask is named the Mayan word for "jaguar."
Maya God of Sun Ceramic Wall Mask Replica Crafted by Hand, "Maya Lord Kinich Aha"$87.99
"Kinich Ahau, the lord with a solar face, is the Maya god of sun and music. He is married to Ixchel (the moon) and he is regarded as the god of gods and lord of war. He settled disputes and distributed land amongst the different villages," says Angel Cerón of this ceramic mask replica. "Kinich Ahau is usually portrayed with jaguar ears and T-shaped teeth. His beard symbolizes sunrays and big, almost square-shaped eyes." Cerón is oficially licensed to reproduce this extraordinary replica of the mask found in Palenque (Chiapas) and dated 600-900 AD.
Woodcarver Arturo Aj Canil of Guatemala To understand immigration, we need to understand the root causes that... read more
When you dream, dream big that was the saying on my mind as I listened to Abdul Aziz Mohamadu talking about... read more