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Colorful Handcrafted Bird African Mask, "Akan Anoma"

With the privilege of experience, Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed creates the... more

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With the privilege of experience, Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed creates the original design of this spectacular mask. He incorporates the artistic style of the Akan people as he carves the sese wood mask by hand with an anoma (bird) on the forehead. Saaed uses colorful glass beads to decorate the mask's face as well as embossed brass on the eyelids and around the face.

Saaed works with available brass plates to make a one of a kind version of his original design.

  • 1.58 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 44 cm H x 39.5 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 17.25" H x 15.5" W x 5" D

  • Sese wood, glass beads and brass
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Bonnie

From Princeton

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07/01/2020

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!"

This mask is one of the most stunning pieces of art that I have ever had the privilege to own!!! I know I always leave positive reviews as you could see from my profile but this time I am ABSOLUTELY floored!!! I am so happy with it!!! Just a striking, original and fantastic mask. I am so in awe. I love masks and try to restrain myself so I dont have a house full of masks but this one just haunted me until I bought it and I just love it. Thanks so much, Novica!!! Never disappoints!!!

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Laurie

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12/28/2021

"This is now a cherished Christmas heirloom"

I gave this mask to my twenty year old nephew for Christmas. The carving and beadwork are absolutely exquisite, and it is something my nephew is grateful to have and proud to display. Mr. Saaed has crossed an ocean to give my nephew a gift he will treasure forever. Thank you for your artistry!

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

Susan

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12/18/2021

"This is a beautiful piece."

We ordered this mask for the new home we will be moving into in January to be placed on our living room wall or large shelving unit . Its quite beautiful and we send our thanks to the artist who created it.

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PATRICIA

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09/11/2020

"A Work of Art!"

This mask looks so fabulous in my home. A real eye catcher, the colors and workman ship are exceptional . To own this piece at Novica pricing is a true blessing

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Corrie

From Colorado

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10/05/2018

"Our second piece from Awudu!"

I purchased a mask for my son a couple years ago and was blown away by the craftsmanship. Really stunning! I decided to purchase one for myself from this talented artist.

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Janet

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09/24/2017

"Beautiful addition"

When the mask arrived I was prepared for disappointment, but quickly realized it was even more beautiful than the online portrayal. Having spent many years as an artist and art teacher believe that this artist is profoundly skilled.

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Arthur

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03/07/2022

"Perfect for placement on window shelf where the sun highlights its features."

This is a beautifully carved and painted fish. Very nice detail and stands on its own on a shelf where the sun shines that brings out its nicely detail features.

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Beautiful Collectiom

From New Mexico

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01/21/2022

"Bless My Home"

This is a beautiful cross to put at the entrance to my home to Bless my home.

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Bless My Home, Byzantine Style Beaded Wood Wall Cross Hand Crafted in Ghana

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Maryanne

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01/07/2022

"Stunning"

This is a beautiful piece of art. The mask stands out among my collection.

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Julie

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12/30/2021

"This Is Now A Cherished Heirloom!"

I would like to thank Awudu Saaed for this extremely exquiste Afircan mask. It is adds beauty and enhances my African mask collection!

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Julie

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12/30/2021

"This is now a cherished heirloom!"

I would like to thank Awudu Saaed for this extremely exquiste Afircan mask. It is adds beauty and enhances my African mask collection!

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Oumarou

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11/20/2021

"Excellent"

Extremely good quality highly pleased. thank you .came as advertised and nicely packaged.incredibly satisfied.

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