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Handmade Sese Wood 'Protect the Jungle' African Mask (Ghana) - multi

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Handmade Sese Wood 'Protect the Jungle' African Mask (Ghana) - multi

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. 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. coloration from applications of clay.

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Story Behind the Art:
'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 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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  • Weight:1.0 lbs
  • Dimension:17.25" H x 5" W x 2" D
  • Materials: Sese wood
  • Colors: Brown, yellow, red, blue
  • Decorative
  • Hang on wall 
  • Made in Ghana.
Country of Origin: Ghana


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17.3 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2 inches deep
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