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Colorful Handcrafted Bird African Mask, "Akan Anoma"

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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
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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63

From Princeton

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07/01/2020

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!"

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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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09/11/2020

"A Work of Art!"

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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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From Colorado

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10/05/2018

"Our second piece from Awudu!"

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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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09/24/2017

"Beautiful addition"

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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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Akan Anoma, Colorful Handcrafted Bird African Mask

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03/22/2021

"Beautiful"

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I really love it, even better in person!

Best Uses

  • On the wall for decoration purpose

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From Ohio

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02/10/2021

"Stunning"

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This mask is a great addition to my wall of African art. It?s obvious that such care and dedication goes into the creation of these masks. I am so glad I found the Novica site for purchasing my treasures!

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Bird Man, African wood mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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