This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
'This mask is used during the Nkyidwo festival by the Essumeja people in Ghana's Asanti region,' Abdul Aziz Mohamadu says. 'Rituals for protection in the Asantemanso forest, the ancestral origin of the Asantes, are performed with the handcrafted mask.'Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Colors: Black, ivory, red
- Materials: Sese wood, aluminum
- Dimensions: 17.8 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2 inches deep
'I always knew I wanted to paint, but wasn't sure I could make a living out of it, so I looked into other fields too,' recalls Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. 'I observed master carver Musa at his workshop for a time, then I picked up a log and started carving out a mask as I had observed him do. This surprised Musa and he was willing to help me perfect the skill. I developed a love for this art, and that's how I eventually became a master carver too!'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.Imported
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