This bearded African mask is designed and hand-carved from sese wood by Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed. Featuring hand-painted motifs in green and black, the mask is accented with embossed aluminum for a textured look. The artisan names the mask Saaje, a Hausa word meaning 'beard.'
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.