The long, narrow face of this mask could appear in the trunk of a tree, according to Ghana's Gonja people. Carved by hand from sese wood by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, the mask is believed to protect their forest, the resting place of their ancestors....more
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
The long, narrow face of this mask could appear in the trunk of a tree, according to Ghana's Gonja people. Carved by hand from sese wood by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, the mask is believed to protect their forest, the resting place of their ancestors.
Materials: Sese wood
Color: Brown, white
Dimensions: 16.9 inches high x 5.1 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
Story Behind the Art: 'I always knew I wanted to paint, but I wasn't sure I could make a living out of it, so I thought I should look into other fields too,' recalls Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. 'I observed master carver Musa at his workshop for a period of time, then I picked up a log of wood and started carving out a mask as I had observed him doing. This surprised Musa and he was willing to help me perfect the skill. I developed a love for this new art, and that's how I eventually became a master carver too!'
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16.9 inches high x 5.1 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
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