This original design from Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu is named amadi, which means 'free man' in the Igbo language of Nigeria. The artisan carves the mask by hand from sese wood, an African hardwood, and embellishes it with embossed aluminum plates and paint in red and mustard shades.
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.