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Hand Crafted African Wood Wall Mask, "Gologo Festival"

Festive color distinguishes this beautiful mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. Carved... more

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Festive color distinguishes this beautiful mask by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. Carved by hand from seasoned African rubberwood, it is adorned with accents in gleaming brass. Bright beads form geometric patterns on the cheeks and depict a bird on the forehead. For farmers, birds are problematic and can destroy a crop. "This mask is worn by the Talensi tribe of Tong-Zug in the Upper Eastern Region of Ghana," the artisan explains. "During the Gologo festival, held before the planting of grain, sacrifices are offered to the gods to keep birds from harming their fields."

  • 0.35 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 42 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 16.5" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • African rubberwood, brass and recycled glass beads
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Katie

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03/31/2022

"Distinctive mask"

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This was a gift to my husband for his mask collection. it looks great with the other masks and my husband really likes it. The red accents make it stand out.

Best Uses

  • Wall display

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Anna

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03/21/2022

"Part of my international fish collection"

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Very nice. Love the beaded application which indicates a part of the world.

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Amulie, Unique Wood Fish Sculpture

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Monique

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03/07/2022

"My favorite!"

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I ve been collecting African art for years. The Disanka mask is my favorite mask in my house and office! I love it! Call him my new man! Beautiful! Came from Africa to NJ in less than a week. Superb quality too!

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Sam

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02/06/2022

"Absolutely stunning"

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Gorgeous shape. Striking and stylish. Thank you Abdul.

Purchased Item:

Fulani Beauty, Fulani Woman Hand Carved Wood Sculpture

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01/27/2022

"Eye Catching!"

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This mask looks absolutely stunning on my wall. Thank you!

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Roy

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01/18/2022

"Collection Item"

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This item was very well constructed and painted

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  • Add to Collection

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Abdul financially supports the education of his own four children and the four other children that live with him.

 
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