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Ghanaian wood mask, 'Protect the Forest' - African Wood Mask Curate

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African Wood Mask, "Protect the Forest"

This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender... more

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This long, narrow face could appear in the trunk of a tree, crowned by slender branches. Carved by hand from seasoned African African rubberwood, it is the expert handiwork of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "This mask is used by the Gonja people of Northern Ghana," he explains. "It is used to protect their forest, which they believe is the resting place of their ancestors." Named Koholo – a Gonja word that means "protect the jungle," it receives its white coloration from applications of clay.

  • 0.29 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 43 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 17" H x 5" W x 2.4" D

  • African rubberwood
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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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06/17/2016

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"Africa at it's finest , haunting face of protector"

Great colors

Best Uses
  • On my wall with all of the reat of the faces

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"African Wood Mask"

The mask arrived today. Very beautiful, I"m very happy with my purchase. I will order from Abdul again. Thank you.

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8 Testimonials for Abdul Aziz Mohamadu

Joseph

Doral, FL

The mask I received is meticulously crafted. Every detail is beautifully created.

BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

Beautiful Mask, love all the details. Thank you so much. I will purchase again from Abdul Aziz Mohamadu.

blkqueen48

Sacramento, ca

I just wanted to personal Thank You for my beautiful masks. Your passion and love in your work shows through the detail of your artistry.
 
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