Multicolor Wall Masks
During my senior year at the University of Illinois, I decided to take an easy course. I was getting burned out. So I signed up for an African Art History class. That class turned out to be my most difficult course and, after two weeks, and flunking a quiz, I found out it was an advanced course. I could have switched classes, but had already fallen in love with the cultures we studies. Most memorable was the Ashanti people. Years later, while in a store, I pointed to an object and said to my husband, "That's Ashanti." I hadn't yet confirmed my declaration. He picked it up, looked and was impressed that I could identify it as to which culture created it. I've been buying from Novica for years. This is one of my treasures. Beautifully detailed and constructed. I'm looking for another piece as well. Thanks, Abdul for your wonderful art!
We received this beautiful wood mask and couldn't be happier with it. It is exactly like what we wanted. Rita Addo Zakour is fabulously gifted.
The colours, the beadwork, the paint and the aluminium top have really made this mask one of my favourites. I keep admiring the work done on this piece every time i look at it. It's going to be a good conversation piece and will catch the eye of all who visit our home. Well done!!
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
West African Wood Beaded Wall Mask from Ghana, "Bantu Zulu"
Hand Carved West African Wood Wall Mask from Ghana, "Ghana's Happiness"
Hand Beaded Congo Zaire Wood Mask, "River Goddess"