A popular folktale among African tribesmen is that a person temporarily crosses over to the spirit world, when he adorns the traditional mask. The hand carved mask is made from strong Ebony, which makes it reliable and durable. The realistic caricature of the African male in the mask, speaks volumes of the artisan's abilities. The artist has adeptly carved out the grooves and the etches, so it rightly bounces off the light to bring the mask to life. The mask can be a fabulous addition to any living room space, that asks for remarkable showpieces.