Blue and Orange Wood African Mask from Ghana, "Dual Thandi"
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Inspired by themes of love, Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates this beautiful African mask. He hand-carves the mask of sese wood, painted blue and orange on the face that reflect the duality of humanity. Embossed aluminum frames the face. The mask is named Thandi, meaning "one who loves deeply" in Zulu.
- 0.20 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- 25.5 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 5.5 cm D
- 10" H x 4.5" W x 2.2" D
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 financially supports the education of his own four children and the four other children that live with him.