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African wood masks, 'Akan Chief II' (pair) - Ghanaian Hand Made Sese Wood Masks with Metal (Pair)

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

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (97)
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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97

Megan

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07/21/2021

"So Different"

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I ve gotten so many comments on this mask because of its unique shape and appearance.

Best Uses

  • Wall art

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Jo Ann

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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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Joseph

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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Joseph

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

Best Uses

  • wall hanging

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Sangaya, African wood mask

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Beth

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05/26/2021

"This is more beautiful in person"

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Looks great on my wall and I have received so many compliments.

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Ellen

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05/05/2021

"perfect companion to my elephant, rhino and giraff"

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I was able to purchase the elephant, rhino and giraffe by the the same artist at a garage sale. This is a perfect companion to all my African art. Love it

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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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