This original tribal artwork mask represents "Patience," and is carved by hand in a seed-like shape from sese or sasswood. Approx. size 7 3/4" x 4". 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