Named by the artisan after the Yoruba word for 'brave warrior,' this colorful mask is hand carved by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu from local rubberwood and painted in shades of yellow, red, black, and white. Carved and painted motifs consisting of repeating lines and dots draw the eye and accentuate the long shape of the mask.
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.