Availability: In Stock
$49.49 $95.42

  • Size: 15" H x 6" W x 2.4" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu.

  • Product info: African rubberwood and brass

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    About this item: Narrow eyes are menacing beneath brows like red flames while the headdress suggests a spider's web. Designed to strike fear into the hearts of intruders, this mask is the work of Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. "These are used by the Afare tribe of Ethiopia at harvest time to scare away persons who want to get into the farm and steal their crops," the artisan says. Appropriately, he names the piece Hoo, a Hausa word that means "Scaring."

    About our Artist: '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!'...

    NOVICA Large Wood Decorative Mask Brown 'Beware' - B0UK50RYG