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African wood mask, "Man of Fire"

This imposing mask depicts a blazing fire on the forehead. Carved by hand from... more

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This imposing mask depicts a blazing fire on the forehead. Carved by hand from African African rubberwood, it is representative of the people of Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu names the mask Ogya, an Akan word meaning "Fire." It is used by men during the Kwafie festival, a purification rite. "It is believed that the Dormaas brought fire to Ghana and this legend is symbolically represented in a bonfire set during the Kwafie festival," the artisan explains. The white accents are achieved with applications of clay.

  • 0.51 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 24 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 9.5" W x 3.2" D

  • African rubberwood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Yolanda

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05/27/2022

"Love IT"

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I love my new mask; always excited when I get my goodies from Novica.

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Fire, African Wood Wall Mask

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Virginia

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05/16/2022

"Medo"

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I have bought at least 25 wall masks from Novica and all have been beautiful until today. I received my Medo mask and I am very unhappy. The quality is inferior. In fact I would not waste any more money by shipping it back to the supplier. Ginger Hagberg

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Katie

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03/31/2022

"Distinctive mask"

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This was a gift to my husband for his mask collection. it looks great with the other masks and my husband really likes it. The red accents make it stand out.

Best Uses

  • Wall display

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Anna

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03/21/2022

"Part of my international fish collection"

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Very nice. Love the beaded application which indicates a part of the world.

Purchased Item:

Amulie, Unique Wood Fish Sculpture

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Monique

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03/07/2022

"My favorite!"

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I ve been collecting African art for years. The Disanka mask is my favorite mask in my house and office! I love it! Call him my new man! Beautiful! Came from Africa to NJ in less than a week. Superb quality too!

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Sam

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02/06/2022

"Absolutely stunning"

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Gorgeous shape. Striking and stylish. Thank you Abdul.

Purchased Item:

Fulani Beauty, Fulani Woman Hand Carved Wood Sculpture

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Abdul has four children of his own and and cares for an additional four. All eight children live with him and he treats them all as his own.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Abdul has a dream of establishing an art academy for carving and sharing the African culture that is so closely tied to wood carving. So far, he has trained over 30 people but hopes that number can grow to be in the hundreds with an academy.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Since he started working with NOVICA, he has been able to grow his business. Through NOVICA and his determination, every day he gets a little closer to his goal of empowering and training others in carving.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Abdul Aziz Mohamadu has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to pay for improvements to his workshop.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Abdul financially supports the education of his own four children and the four other children that live with him.

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