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Handcrafted Nigerian Wood Mask, "My Beautiful Lover"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
"Among the Hausa people of Nigeria," says artist Abdul Aziz Mohamadu... more

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"Among the Hausa people of Nigeria," says artist Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, "masks such as these are given to a woman by a man as a wedding proposal. If she does not return the mask, the proposal has been accepted." Named Shawa – Hausa for "Lover's Beauty". This contemporary example is hand-carved of native rubberwood and adorned with intricate aluminum nailhead patterns before being rubbed with a white clay finish for an aged effect. Comes ready to hang.

  • 0.47 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 17 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D

  • African rubberwood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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91

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11/28/2019

"Shawa Mask"

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I thought it was quite unique decoration and excellent hand crafting, I hope she likes it and holds on and does not give it back to me! Much Thanks for all the superb orders Gregg

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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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05/25/2020

"Love this mask"

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Beautiful mask, perfect wall hanging loop.

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01/11/2020

"Joined an antique African Mask on my Den wall"

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Very well carved and beautiful painting. Amazing use of colors

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05/17/2019

"Okay"

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I was a bit disappointed as the mask I received was not the same as the photo, there were quite a few differences. However it is a reminder of my visit to Ghana

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06/01/2018

"Very happy..."

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Very pleased with our new addition to our walls

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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.

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  • Wall

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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.

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  • Decorations Themes

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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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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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