This original tribal artwork mask represents "Patience," and is carved by hand in a seed-like shape from sese or sasswood or sese as the locals call it. Size approx. 8" x 4 1/2". See photos for more detail, (note this wood cracks longitudinal so there is cracks in the mask) .
Sasewood (Sasswood) a western African tree (Erythrophloeum guineense) of the family Leguminosae having a poisonous bark and yielding a hard strong insect-resistant wood.
Vintage West African Hand Carved Wood Mask