Akan Masks(164 items)
Welcome to the Akan Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Akan Masks
Love the bird
this mask has a bird looking backwards. This shows that our past must be learned to forward. I totally believe we should review and learn from our past at least who we are. I am studying my genealogy and this fits perfectly in my office.
So happy with this mask
I love the dimensions of this mask. Substantial but not overpowering. The bead colors are not quite as bright as pictured but really close. The metal work is superb. Overall gorgeous. I was particularly impressed by the packaging. Coming from Africa, the mask was first wrapped in Kraft wrapping paper, taped at each end, then a second same type wrapping. It was placed in a strong cardboard box that was just the size of the wrapped mask and didnt allow for movement inside. Definite pride by the craftsperson.
I love all the amazing details in the mask
Absolutely beautiful and Very well made. Looks beautiful on my wall next to my waterfall painting from Zimbabwe.
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Popular Akan Masks
Authentic African Masks (Pair), "God's Gift of Twins"$124.99
By Abdul Aziz Mohamadu, two beautiful masks show the same basic design. Yet each is decorated differently — one with ornate brass repoussé, the other with colorful beadwork. He names the pair which means "God's gift" in the Twi language. "This is my idea of fraternal twins," the Ghanaian artisan explains. "Children are truly a gift from God."
Hand Carved and Painted Adinkra Symbol Masks (Pair), "None But God"$49.99
Etched on the foreheads of this pair of masks is the Adinkra symbol , which signifies the omnipotence and immortality of God. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu of Ghana carves the pair by hand from native sese wood, and paints them in red, green, brown, black and yellow. Adinkra symbols, originally created by the Akan peoples of Ghana, are visual icons that represent a concept or proverb.
Original African Wood Mask, "Sankofa Wisdom"$59.99
Ghana's Awudu Saaed creates the original design of this large sese wood mask to showcase the Adinkra symbol. Represented by a bird looking backwards, Sankofa encourages to retrieve from the past what one needs to go forward in life. In black and red, the mask is expertly carved by hand by Saaed.