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Unique Nigerian Wood Mask, "God's Gift"

A serious expression belies the joy of an abundant harvest. Carved and painted... 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 Goroshie tribe in Nigeria during thier harvest festival called Motaka Rafi." he says. He names it Bawule, a Hausa word which means "God gives."

  • 0.57 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 14 cm H x 6 cm H
  • 16.25" H x 5.5" H x 2.4" H

  • African rubberwood and aluminum
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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I love receiving my masks from NOVICA. Each and every one i have in my collection is beautifully crafted with every attention to detail. I am happy and pleased with my purchases. It feels good helping the worldwide communities gain a much deserved reconization. Much praise for the artists!

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God's Gift, Unique Nigerian Wood Mask

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"Dramatic Beauty!"

This is the second mask by this artist that I have purchased. This one is more petite and fits well into the artistic scheme on my Livingroom wall.

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Interesting Color Combination.

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From Florence, AZ, USA

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"I LOVE MASKS, and this one is a great addition to my collection"

I adore the whimsy of the carved mask, the black and white with bright colored accents. He is delightful.

Best Uses

  • wall art

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"mask collectable"

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

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"Beautifully crafted"

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

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From New Orleans, Louisiana

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"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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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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