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Two Wood and Recycled Glass Adinkra Sankofa Bird Sculptures, "Colorful Sankofa"

Inspired by the Adinkra symbol Sankofa, which means "return and get... more

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Inspired by the Adinkra symbol Sankofa, which means "return and get it," this pair of sculptures is hand-carved of Ghanaian sese wood, depicting two birds that stretch their necks to reach over their backs. One bird has an egg in its mouth and the other has a closed beak. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs this pair of sculptures, elaborating each bird with multicolored paints and vibrant, recycled glass beads.

  • 0.49 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Small sculpture: 18.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Small sculpture: 7.25" H x 3.7" W x 2" D
  • Large sculpture: 19 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Large sculpture: 7.5" H x 4.5" W x 2" D

  • Sese wood, recycled glass beads, brass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Monica

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01/07/2023

"Beautifully crafted"

These ornaments went on my mantle. I get compliments on them from absolutely everyone.

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Colorful Sankofa, Two Wood and Recycled Glass Adinkra Sankofa Bird Sculptures

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Barbara

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01/08/2023

"mask collectable"

All of my many mask purchases have been outstanding. Love them all

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David

From New Orleans, Louisiana

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12/11/2022

"Wonderful artwork"

It is another great addition to my collection of masks. The vibrant red contrasts beautifully with my golden-hued walls.

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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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Kendi, Artisan Made Sese Wood Mask

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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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