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

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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Maria

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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.

Best Uses

  • Decoration

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

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Katie

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03/31/2022

"Distinctive mask"

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This was a gift to my husband for his mask collection. it looks great with the other masks and my husband really likes it. The red accents make it stand out.

Best Uses

  • Wall display

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Anna

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03/21/2022

"Part of my international fish collection"

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Very nice. Love the beaded application which indicates a part of the world.

Purchased Item:

Amulie, Unique Wood Fish Sculpture

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Monique

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03/07/2022

"My favorite!"

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I ve been collecting African art for years. The Disanka mask is my favorite mask in my house and office! I love it! Call him my new man! Beautiful! Came from Africa to NJ in less than a week. Superb quality too!

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Sam

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02/06/2022

"Absolutely stunning"

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Gorgeous shape. Striking and stylish. Thank you Abdul.

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Fulani Beauty, Fulani Woman Hand Carved Wood Sculpture

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01/27/2022

"Eye Catching!"

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This mask looks absolutely stunning on my wall. Thank you!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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