African Wood Masks(67 items)
Welcome to the African Wood Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on African Wood Masks
Nice grouping of small masks.
My brother loves the details of the masks and they will go with his collection. They are actually hand size and just right for a mantle or to fill in a small space, even place them in a shadow box.
This mask is a beautiful addirion to my collection and depiction of looking at the past in order to learn for the future
This is pure art! The various woods and metals comprising the design are beautifully integrated to enhance the overall subject.
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 Wood Masks
African Wood Mask, "Protect the Forest"
This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Ghana," he explains. "It is used to protect their forest, which they believe is the resting place of their ancestors." Named – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.
Colorful Handcrafted Bird African Mask, "Akan Anoma"$129.95
With the privilege of experience, Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed creates the original design of this spectacular mask. He incorporates the artistic style of the Akan people as he carves the sese wood mask by hand with an (bird) on the forehead. Saaed uses colorful glass beads to decorate the mask's face as well as embossed brass on the eyelids and around the face.
Saaed works with available brass plates to make a one of a kind version of his original design.
Hand Made African Wood Mask, "Akan Beauty"$99.95
From the imagination and skilled hands of Ghanaian woodcarver Rita Addo Zakour comes this detailed wooden mask. Handcrafted of local sese wood with a satin finish and hand-hammered aluminum detailing. Zakour names her creation , from the Akan word for beauty. Comes with a leather tab for hanging.