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Hand Carved Wooden Igbo Mask, "Uzoma"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
Representing Uzoma, meaning "the good way" in the Igbo language, this... more

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Representing Uzoma, meaning "the good way" in the Igbo language, this mask is crafted by artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu through an intensive process requiring both patience and skill. The artisan hand carves the mask from local sese wood, then allows it to dry for two weeks before sanding and hand painting the elongated nose, closed eyes, mouth and dotted incision details. The Nigerian-style mask, intended for wall use, is then painted with striking yellow and blue highlights, and finished with clay for an aged, vintage look.

  • 0.36 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 24.5 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 5.25" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood, clay
  • 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
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Total reviews

91

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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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Uzoma, Hand Carved Wooden Igbo Mask

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09/22/2018

"Beautiful!!"

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I love this mask! Thank you.

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Uzoma, Hand Carved Wooden Igbo Mask

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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.

Best Uses

  • 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.

Best Uses

  • Decorations Themes

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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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