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From the Hausa word for 'antelope', this barewa is hand carved from local rubberwood by Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. He decorates the base of the antlers with textured aluminum plate and adds yellow, black, and red painting to the face of the mask. The curling horns are a beautiful example of Mohamadu's carving skill.
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 financially supports the education of his own four children and the four other children that live with him.
I have renovated a bathroom using Jackelberry Wood as the vanity top and want to decorate with some authentic African items made out of wood. I am very pleased with the details of this mask and the authentic quality. Love it!
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