African Gifts for Mom(174 items)
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Simple, but fabulous
I needed something smaller to fill a certain space on my wall (with a collection of 6 other round masks). This one fit in perfectly & I loved the lighter wood, with metal accents. Super quality, as all masks from Novica are!
It is rare to find Egyptian female masks. It is smaller than most male masks but is perfect for its size. Would like to see more Egyptian females, animal gods etc.
This is my second purchase. I gave it to my sister as a Christmas gift....so she can keep her eyes off mine!
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."
Popular African Gifts for Mom
Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads, "My Lovely Bird"$79.99
"This is my lovely bird," confides Kobina Asmah of this amazing sculpture. Turning its head back on itself, this bird becomes the symbol that reminds one to retrieve from the past that which is useful, and carry it forward. Asmah is inspired by the legendary Adinkra symbols of Ashanti origin to carve this spectacular sese wood sculpture. Holding a seed in its beak, the bird has colorful wings studded with recycled glass beads, and etched patterns on its long neck. The base is inlaid with brass motifs.
Hand Carved Sese Wood Mask Decorated With Paint and Aluminum, "Queen on the Wall"$69.99
The observant and inviting features of this mask are highlighted by an awesomely colored border. The mask's forehead is adorned with a crown of embossed aluminum that brings together majesty and elegance. Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu hand carves this mask from sese wood before painting and decorating it.
Original Ebony Wood Sculpture of African Drummer, "Kpanlogo Drummer"$84.99
Artist Lawrence Kattah of Ghana hand-carves this image of a drummer from ebony wood. is a recreational dance and music form from Ghana. It was first played by the Ga ethnic group, most of whom live in and around the capital city, Accra; but it is now performed and enjoyed throughout the country. The artist details the drum beautifully and captures the fluid gestures of the drummer.
Hand Carved and Painted Adinkra Symbol Masks (Pair), "None But God"$49.99
Etched on the foreheads of this pair of masks is the Adinkra symbol , which signifies the omnipotence and immortality of God. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu of Ghana carves the pair by hand from native sese wood, and paints them in red, green, brown, black and yellow. Adinkra symbols, originally created by the Akan peoples of Ghana, are visual icons that represent a concept or proverb.