African Nigerian(49 items)
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I thought it was quite unique decoration and excellent hand crafting, I hope she likes it and holds on and does not give it back to me! Much Thanks for all the superb orders Gregg
I love this Art! i love that its made with your hands,from your thought processes! I love Humans! Thank you!
This mask of Queen Idia is sensational. Every feature is life-like. The african's care and cautioned is well captured in this creation!
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
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Handcrafted Nigerian Wood Mask, "My Beautiful Lover"$64.95
"Among the Hausa people of Nigeria," says artist Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, "masks such as these are given to a woman by a man as a wedding proposal. If she does not return the mask, the proposal has been accepted." Named – Hausa for "Lover's Beauty". This contemporary example is hand-carved of native rubberwood and adorned with intricate aluminum nailhead patterns before being rubbed with a white clay finish for an aged effect. Comes ready to hang.
Hand Carved Nigerian Mask, "Kaduna Protector"$84.99
Wide eyes are ever vigilant, always alert. By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, this mask represents a protective spirit. "It is used by the Kaduna people in Nigeria, who hang the mask in their room," he says. "Anytime the man has to leave his wife alone at home, they believe that the spirit of protection invoked by this mask will protect her while he is away." He names the piece a Hausa word which means "protect my wife."
African Art Mumuye Nigerian Tribe Handmade Replica Wall Mask, "Mumuye Pride"$119.99
The mask of the Mumuye people features small dark eyes on a whitened face. Once upon a time this type of mask was used during pre-war ceremonies; today they are worn during rainmaking ceremonies and healing practices. Mumuye people live along the Benue River in eastern Nigeria. Working with seasoned sese wood, Christopher Nyasafo faithfully replicates the beauty of this millenary mask with painted details.