African Aluminum Wood Mask in Black and White from Ghana, "Ngil Masquerade"
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Ghanaian artisan Abdulai Osman Adam crafts this African mask of sese wood covered with embossed aluminum sheet. Petite beads of recycled glass and brass eyes complete the design. Black and white in color, the mask is crafted in the Ngil masquerade style of the Fang tribe. Ngil masks are worn by Fang men during certain ceremonies held to welcome new members, as well as to bring criminals to justice.
- 0.51 kgs
- 1.1 lbs
- 31 cm H x 12 cm W x 6.5 cm D
- 12.25" H x 4.7" W x 2.6" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Abdulai Osman Adam has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $600.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.