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Unique Hand Beaded Wood African Decorative Mask, "Anuli"

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This original design from Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu is named anuli... more

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This original design from Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu is named anuli, which means 'joy' in the Igbo language of Nigeria. The mask is beautifully embellished with colorful recycled glass beads, featuring a bird motif on the forehead. The artisan carves the mask by hand from rubberwood, an African hardwood.

  • 0.71 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 49 cm H x 15 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 19.25" H x 6" W x 3.5" D

  • Rubberwood, glass beads
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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82

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03/22/2019

"Fantastic addition to my wall!"

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The Anuli mask arrived yesterday. When I opened the carefully wrapped package up, I was not expecting to see such a fabulous piece of art. I love it! I had a place on my living room wall that needed perking up, saw this mask on the Novica site, and hoped it would work out. Its absolutely gorgeous, so well made, and is the perfect addition to my home. Thank you for this beautiful mask.

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02/23/2019

"This piece exceeded our expectations."

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It is created with attention to detail and beautifully designed. We have a whole wall of masks in our house and this one is a standout.

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10/14/2020

"Love it now"

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It s a part of my college toon and it fits perfectly! So we made and beautiful in the way it was painted!

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From Virginia

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09/24/2020

"Must have!!!"

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The intricacies makes this unique mask worth owning. One of the best pieces thus far.

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From Virginia

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09/24/2020

"Breathtaking"

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Every time I think I m finished with purchasing masks, another one captures my attention. The photo online doesn t show the detail or the alluring beauty this piece represents. So glad to add this to the collection.

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From Tennessee

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09/11/2020

"mask of great bead work"

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Detailed beadwork makes this mask eye catching.

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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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