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Nigerian Wood Mask, "Harvest Joy"

A serious expression belies the joy of an abundant harvest. Carved and painted by hand, this handsome mask comes from Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "It is... more

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A serious expression belies the joy of an abundant harvest. Carved and painted by hand, this handsome mask comes from Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "It is used by the Chamba people of Nigeria during the Chambalare festival, which celebrates the end of the hunger suffered in the olden days," he says. "Farmers wear the mask to remember the days of severe hunger. Although the festival is joyous and filled with merrymaking, the sight of this mask reminds people to keep their crops well and waste nothing." He names this piece Daimuwa, a Hausa word meaning "Worried."

  • 0.48 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 16 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 6.25" W x 3.1" D

  • African rubberwood, copper wire and brass
  • Made in Ghana
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
  • Product ID: 171664
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu

West Africa

Hand-carved African masks

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Arrita

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Jun 11, 2024

Very detailed”

Nicely made solid, and the color is stunning and distinct.

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Harvest Joy, Nigerian Wood Mask

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Barbara

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May 12, 2024

awesome mask”

loved it

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JOSEPH

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Apr 04, 2024

A lovely work of art”

My wife and I love this tribal mask keep up the good work Abdul. We will be ordering again shortly. Thank You Joseph

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Bert

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Jun 26, 2023

Fabulous mask”

This is one of my very favorite masks. It is completely unique, and I had been looking for one like this for a long time. A++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Philip

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Apr 16, 2023

Beautiful mask”

This mask has been hanging on the wall in our living room for the past couple of years. It has a great finish and gives a warm, welcoming and interesting feel to the room. Very happy with it.

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Serve Well, African wood mask

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Philip

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Apr 16, 2023

Lovely mask”

Lovely mask - looks great on the wall and works perfectly in our home.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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