Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs this striking mask. Hand-carved out of sese wood, the mask is embellished with aluminum plates around the eyes and painted brown, black, and yellow. The artisan names the mask Adio, which means 'righteous' in the Yoruba language.
Sese wood, aluminum
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.