Prosperity is the theme of this African wood mask presented by Abdul Aziz Mohamadu. The artisan names his creation Akuwueziuka, which means 'speak prosperity' in the Igbo language of Nigeria. This oval mask features carved sese wood decorated with aluminum plate and accented with a crown of intricately woven raffia.
Sese wood, aluminum, 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.