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Ghanaian Hand Made Sese Wood Masks with Metal (Pair), "Akan Chief II"

This regal pair of handcrafted masks is the original design of Ghana's Abdul... more

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This regal pair of handcrafted masks is the original design of Ghana's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. The artisan carves the masks from sese wood and adorns both with plates of embossed aluminum, featuring patterns reminiscent of tribal scarification. The artisan names the masks ohene, which means "chief" in the Twi dialect of Ghana.

  • 0.44 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • Largest Piece: 25 cm H x 10 cm W x 4.5 cm D
  • Largest Piece: 9.75" H x 3.9" W x 1.8" D
  • Smallest Piece: 24 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Smallest Piece: 9.5" H x 3.7" W x 1.6" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum, clay
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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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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