Smoking a pipe, an enigmatic face is hand-carved of rubberwood and accentuated with embossed aluminum. Ghanaian artisan Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs the mask, working diligently to carve and paint it. He names the mask Akinyi, meaning 'born in the morning' in an eastern African language.
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.