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Product ID: 188483

African Wood Wall Mask, "Protect the Jungle"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (104)
This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender... more

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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.

  • 0.47 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 44 cm H x 13 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 17.25" H x 5" W x 2" D

  • African rubberwood
  • 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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104

Love4AfricanArt

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01/11/2019

"Thank you for my African hand made craved mask"

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Truly one of .a kind!!! Please keep up the excellent craftsmanship of hand made carvings,.. beautiful and very rare!!

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Protect the Jungle, African Wood Wall Mask

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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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beauty haircare ouchless wooden comb

Best Uses

  • combing hair
  • detangling
  • untangling hair
  • natural beauty aid

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Robin

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11/07/2021

"GOES WELL WITH MY AFRICAN ART"

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This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the intricate painting...simply awesome...Happy I purchased.

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African Art Mask Wedding

Best Uses

  • To hang

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Sharon

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10/15/2021

"Small but mighty!"

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It is the perfect addition to my collection! Thank you!

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"Just gorgeous!"

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This mask is beyond beautiful! It is made with so much details and craftsmanship!

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

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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