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Product ID: 197596

African wood mask, "Merci"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (108)
Hand-carved from African rubberwood, this mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu honors the... more

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Hand-carved from African rubberwood, this mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu honors the customs and traditions of Benin's Barimba people. They give the mask to their guests at their thanksgiving festival. Mohamadu decorates this impressive mask with red painted details as well as brass and aluminum. He calls the mask "Merci," the French word for thank you.

  • 0.45 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 23 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 9" W x 3.1" D

  • African rubberwood, brass and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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108

Bender

From Colorado

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01/16/2022

"Striking Pieces of Art"

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Awesome pieces of hand made art. Well decorated, colorful, and attractive. An excellent addition to my eclectic collection. Highly recommended!

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Aparna

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01/09/2022

"Truly Benevolent"

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This is my first mask purchase. My husband could not believe this was hand made. Gorgeous ..: it hangs in my study - reminding me the importance of benevolence in these hard times

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  • Wall art

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James

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01/08/2022

"Beautiful, unusual mask!"

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Beautiful, unusual mask! I have a lot of masks in my collection, but this is the first mask that combined a wooden carved mask with a very colorful, handwoven raffia fiber head piece. I havent seen anything like this. It will look fantastic hanging on my wall. Truly an artist at what he does!

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Rita

From Canada

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01/04/2022

"Beautifully crafted"

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Lovely intricate design; just as described and pictured. A wonderful addition to my collection.

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Deborah

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12/05/2021

"Looks as pictured"

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I love the mask it looks exactly as described. A great addition to my collection.

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Joanne

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11/23/2021

"Best Hair Comb"

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There was an issue and they only sent me one comb. Novica fixed this. Now I have two awesome combs. It is almost impossible to find wooden combs, and for my natural hair, plastic combs are painful. This comb pulls out tangles and snags and does not hurt. Now I have two. I would not put this on my wall, and there is no hook attached. They fit comfortably in my hand. In my case, I was searching all over for wooden combs, and could only find plastic ones. I bought this product specifically to use as a comb. Im very satisfied.

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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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