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Bead and Brass Repousse African Wall Mask with Animal Motifs, "Promise of Prosperity"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (96)
Birds are embossed in gleaming brass to alight on an African mask. By Abdul Aziz... more

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Birds are embossed in gleaming brass to alight on an African mask. By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, this circular face reveals a cowry shell silhouette on the forehead. Such shells were once used as currency in West Africa. Named Hyebo, meaning "promise" in the Akan language, the mask is carved from sese wood.

  • 0.95 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 30 cm H x 29.5 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 11.75" H x 11.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood, brass, recycled glass beads
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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From At the base of Old Rag Mountain,Virgina

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07/31/2018

"I am in love with this piece!"

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Incedable crafmanship! I hung it in may dining room,and receive continual compliments! It is a lovely work of art.

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  • Wall decor

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Promise of Prosperity, Bead and Brass Repousse African Wall Mask with Animal Motifs

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From Brush Prairie, WA

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03/02/2018

"Fantstic Piece of Artwork"

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Very detailed utilizing multimple media. An excellent piece of art for my walls.

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From Apex, NC

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04/04/2017

"Love IT!"

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Love IT!

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Promise of Prosperity, Bead and Brass Repousse African Wall Mask with Animal Motifs

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06/20/2021

"Striking Mask"

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I wished for this beautiful mask for a long time, but it was seldom available. It is joy to gather art work from many cultures and feel a connection. I admit the name good woman added to my admiration. I hope I am one. Thank you Abdul.

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  • Making joy

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From Florida

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06/11/2021

"Wonderfully made"

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This is a piece that brings joy and a splash of color to my office wall. I love it! Very well made by the Artist

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From Florida

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05/29/2021

"Exceptional"

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It tells a story visually. Its truly a beautiful piece of work

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  • wall hanging

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Sangaya, African wood mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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