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Ornate African Mask with Hand Embossed Aluminum, "Health"

byAbdul Aziz Mohamadu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (90)
Handsome and proud, this personage is named Afya, which means "health"... more

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Handsome and proud, this personage is named Afya, which means "health" in the Swahili language. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu crafts a stunning African mask, painted by hand and embellished with ornate aluminum repoussé.

  • 0.44 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 16.25" H x 6" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

90

Verified Reviewer

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!

Purchased Item:

Afya, African Wall Mask of Swahili Healer Original Design

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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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Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

01/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful mask. Just as pictured.

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Verified Reviewer

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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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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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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