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Handmade African Wood Mask in Blue from Ghana, "Benevolent Emiyi"

Adding beautifully to your home decor, this African mask depicts a blue face... more

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Adding beautifully to your home decor, this African mask depicts a blue face that wears an ornate hairdo. Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates the mask, hand-carving it of sese wood and accenting it with embossed aluminum. He names the mask Emiyi, meaning "a person with integrity" in the Yoruba language of Nigeria.

  • 0.88 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 45 cm H x 18 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 17.75" H x 7" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • 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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Roy

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01/18/2022

"Collection Item"

This item was very well constructed and painted

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  • Add to Collection

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Benevolent Emiyi, Handmade African Wood Mask in Blue from Ghana

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

Aparna

From Dallas

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01/09/2022

"Truly Benevolent"

This is my first mask purchase. My husband could not believe this was hand made. Gorgeous ..: it hangs in my study - reminding me the importance of benevolence in these hard times

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  • Wall art

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Marsha

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10/20/2022

"Great Face!"

I was immediately attracted to the colors of this mask. They match my sofa and the painting hanging over it perfectly. And of course the expression of the mask is captivating. Sort of a sad face, but also a peaceful face. Love it! Superb crafting and imagination. Marsha

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Angela

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05/30/2022

"Beautiful piece"

I love the detail of this piece!!

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Deirdre

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05/29/2022

"Beautiful , captivating and colorful."

Ive been a collector of african masks for many years. This mask was irresistible for me as are all of Abduls work. He is exceptional and prolific, one artist that I admire greatly. So proud to have this inspiring mask on my wall. Thank you Abdul for all that you do.

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Angela

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05/28/2022

"Another great piece"

I added this piece to my growing collection. I love it !!

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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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