Nigerian Masks(48 items)
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Wonderful Addition to our Mask Collection
This is a great product that we added to a collection of masks on our bedroom wall. We began collecting masks during a trip to South Africa in 2001. The mask is well made and the details are very well done. The product was fairly priced.
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 Nigerian Masks
Nigerian Wood Mask, "Fulani Maiden"$79.99
Demure and beautiful, a maiden from Africa's Fula tribe is depicted in a mask. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu shapes the piece from seasoned African rubberwood. Painted by hand, it receives applications of richly embossed aluminum. The artisan's inspiration comes from the Fulani people of Nigeria.
African Wood Mask, "God's Bounty"$74.99
By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, this mask conveys a quiet joy. Its colorful contours are hand carved from seasoned African rubberwood and beautifully painted. Seed beads of recycled glass adorn the cheeks and brow. Used by the Gogoberi tribe in Nigeria during their harvest festival, it gives thanks to the gods.
Handcrafted Nigerian Wood Mask, "My Beautiful Lover"$79.99
"Among the Hausa people of Nigeria," says artist Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, "masks such as these are given to a woman by a man as a wedding proposal. If she does not return the mask, the proposal has been accepted." Named – Hausa for "Lover's Beauty". This contemporary example is hand-carved of native rubberwood and adorned with intricate aluminum nailhead patterns before being rubbed with a white clay finish for an aged effect. Comes ready to hang.
African wood mask, "Raboo"$69.99
The Anagoo Festival of the Yoruba people inspires Abdul Aziz Mohamadu to replicate the ("See my love") mask. The festival is a time to celebrate the love and appreciation that the Yoruba people feel for their ancestors. After carving the African rubberwood mask by hand, Mohamadu decorates it with painted details and aluminum accents.