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Hand Carved Sese Wood Ghananian Mask, "Kurege"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (87)
From the Ghanaian studio of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu comes this formidable mask, hand... more

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From the Ghanaian studio of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu comes this formidable mask, hand carved from native sese wood and adorned with textured aluminum plates. The artist named this mask of his own design Kurege, which means "squirrel" in the Hausa language.

Abdul Aziz Mohamadu's work has been exhibited in Ghanaian venues as well as in Nigeria and Benin.

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 10 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 10.75" H x 3.9" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • 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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87

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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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Verified Reviewer

12/05/2020

"Wonderful Addition to our Mask Collection"

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This is a great product that we added to a collection of masks on our bedroom wall. We began collecting masks during a trip to South Africa in 2001. The mask is well made and the details are very well done. The product was fairly priced.

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11/12/2020

"Absolutely exquisite"

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So pleased with this purchase. Packaging, delivery and service were exemplary, but most of all the talent of the artist is something I am proud to support. It will be treasured by my mixed race son as a reminder of his Igbo heritage. Thank you Novica.

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11/01/2020

"Beautiful item"

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A beautiful item with beading and hand weaved straw headpiece. A great addition to my masks.

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Decorating

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  • Decorating

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10/14/2020

"Love it now"

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It s a part of my college toon and it fits perfectly! So we made and beautiful in the way it was painted!

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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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