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Etched on the foreheads of this pair of masks is the Adinkra symbol gye nyame, which signifies the omnipotence and immortality of God. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu of Ghana carves the pair by hand from native sese wood, and paints them in red, green, brown, black and yellow. Adinkra symbols, originally created by the Akan peoples of Ghana, are visual icons that represent a concept or proverb.
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, everyday he gets a little closer to his goal of empowering and training others in carving.
Abdul financially supports the education of his own four children and the four other children that live with him.