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Hand Carved African Sese Wood Mask, "Kellan"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
Using a stunning harmonious color palette, West Africa's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu... more

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Using a stunning harmonious color palette, West Africa's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu crafts an intriguing round mask from native sese wood. The artisan adorns the mask with shining brass plate and pebbles, then adds a ring of colorful recycled glass beads around the outer edges of the mask. The artisan titles the mask Kellan, a Nigerian word meaning "powerful."

  • 1.10 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 31 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 12.25" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood, brass plate, recycled glass beads, pebbles
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Recycled materials may vary slightly in color and/or pattern
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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91

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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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Verified Reviewer

01/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful mask. Just as pictured.

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01/02/2021

"Very Cool"

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The woven headdress really sets this mask apart from others. The head portion is small so make sure to look at the product dimensions.

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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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