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Ghanaian Sankofa Bird Wood Sculptures (Pair), "Ghanaian Sankofa Birds"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
Working in native sese wood, Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates a pair of birds as... more

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Working in native sese wood, Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates a pair of birds as sculptures. One holds a golden egg while both turn to look behind them. An Ashanti icon, the birds depict a traditional adinkra symbol known as the sankofa. This is understood as "go back to your roots," the message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward.

  • 0.57 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • Largest piece: 20.5 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Largest piece: 8" H x 5" W x 2.4" D
  • Smallest piece: 20.5 cm H x 13 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Smallest piece: 8" H x 5" W x 2" D

  • Sese wood
  • 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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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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91

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09/06/2020

"Conversation piece"

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These look great anywhere! They are a conversation piece as everyone wants to know where I acquired them and then I share the symbolism of the birds reaching back. They could go anywhere in my house because they look formal enough for a nice dining room.

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  • Decoration

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Ghanaian Sankofa Birds, Ghanaian Sankofa Bird Wood Sculptures (Pair)

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Verified Reviewer

04/05/2021

"Wonderful quality"

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The color combos really pop. Definite eye catching piece. Craftsmanship top notch.

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02/16/2021

"Bought as a gift!"

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This is now part of my sister s permanent exhibition of masks collection. She loved it!

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02/10/2021

"Very Colorful"

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This mask is impressive singular on a wall. Well made and catches the eye. Goes perfectly with my overall collection.

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  • Wall

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Verified Reviewer

01/23/2021

"This Awesome Mask"

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We have a wall of masks, This one gets noticed all the time and commented on.

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01/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful mask. Just as pictured.

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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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