Not one to be held back by cultural conventions, Ghana's Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates an original mask of vivid colors. He hand-carves the visage from sese wood and paints it in shades of orange, red and brown. A fan-like raffia collar in vibrant rainbow hues completes the design.
Sese wood, raffia
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.