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Product ID: 179924

Handcrafted Nigerian Wood Mask, "My Beautiful Lover"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (75)
"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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75

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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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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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07/01/2020

"Birthday gift"

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This was a gift for a friend s “Welcome to Wakanda” 70th birthday. Its authenticity and the workmanship were mind blowing. Absolutely beautiful.

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From Denmark

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06/20/2020

"Gorgeous mask!"

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This is a stunning mask, I am really happy the purchase!

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05/29/2020

"Beautiful hand carving"

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I was very impressed with the quality of the wood carving with the giraffe. Very excited to have it displayed in my house.

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From Jacksonville, FL

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04/09/2020

"My African Room"

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This art work is simply beautiful!!! Love it ???

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03/18/2020

"good"

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I recommend a nice mask.

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01/14/2020

"Center of Beauty Wall Mask"

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Beautiful wall mask, looks exactly like the photo shown!! It also has an element of a Mid Century Modern look to it.

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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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