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African Wood Mask, "Protect the Forest"

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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 Koholo – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.

  • 0.29 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 17" H x 5" W x 2.4" D

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

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06/17/2016

"Africa at it's finest , haunting face of protector"

Great colors

Best Uses

  • On my wall with all of the reat of the faces

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Protect the Forest, African Wood Mask

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Brigitte

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08/16/2016

"African Wood Mask"

The mask arrived today. Very beautiful, Im very happy with my purchase. I will order from Abdul again. Thank you.

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Protect the Forest, African Wood Mask

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Angela

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05/30/2022

"Beautiful piece"

I love the detail of this piece!!

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Deirdre

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05/29/2022

"Beautiful , captivating and colorful."

Ive been a collector of african masks for many years. This mask was irresistible for me as are all of Abduls work. He is exceptional and prolific, one artist that I admire greatly. So proud to have this inspiring mask on my wall. Thank you Abdul for all that you do.

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Angela

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05/28/2022

"Another great piece"

I added this piece to my growing collection. I love it !!

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Yolanda

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05/27/2022

"Love IT"

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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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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