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Product ID: 229644

Hand Carved and Painted Adinkra Symbol Masks (Pair), "None But God"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (79)
Etched on the foreheads of this pair of masks is the Adinkra symbol gye nyame... more

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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.

  • 0.45 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • Largest Piece: 25.5 cm H x 10 cm W x 4.5 cm D
  • Largest Piece: 10" H x 3.9" W x 1.8" D
  • Smallest Piece: 24.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Smallest Piece: 9.75" H x 3.7" W x 1.6" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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79

From Tennessee

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09/11/2020

"mask of great bead work"

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Detailed beadwork makes this mask eye catching.

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09/11/2020

"Colorful Mask"

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The colors on this mask are beautiful. It is on the smaller scale but works well in a group composition between and with other art pieces. this piece rounds out my collection

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Uzoma, Hand Carved Wooden Igbo Mask

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09/10/2020

"The queen"

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It is rare to find Egyptian female masks. It is smaller than most male masks but is perfect for its size. Would like to see more Egyptian females, animal gods etc.

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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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07/01/2020

"Birthday gift"

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This was a gift for a friend s “Welcome to Wakanda” 70th birthday. Its authenticity and the workmanship were mind blowing. Absolutely beautiful.

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From Denmark

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06/20/2020

"Gorgeous mask!"

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This is a stunning mask, I am really happy the purchase!

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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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