Akan Anoma

Colorful Handcrafted Bird African Mask

$199.00
(2 reviews) Write a Review
SKU: 219478
Description
With the privilege of experience, Ghanaian artisan Awudu Saaed creates the original design of this spectacular mask. He incorporates the artistic style of the Akan people as he carves the sese wood mask by hand with an anoma (bird) on the forehead. Saaed uses colorful glass beads to decorate the mask's face as well as embossed brass on the eyelids and around the face.

Saaed works with available brass plates to make a one of a kind version of his original design.
  • Sese wood, glass beads and brass
  • 3.48 lbs
  • 17.3 inches H x 15.5 inches W x 5 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Awudu Saaed

All the GOOD

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions
  • Profound Impact
    Profound Impact

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Our second piece from Awudu!

    Posted by Corrie on Oct 4th 2018

    I purchased a mask for my son a couple years ago and was blown away by the craftsmanship. Really stunning! I decided to purchase one for myself from this talented artist.

  • 5
    Beautiful addition

    Posted by Janet on Sep 23rd 2017

    When the mask arrived I was prepared for disappointment, but quickly realized it was even more beautiful than the online portrayal. Having spent many years as an artist and art teacher believe that this artist is profoundly skilled.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference

  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children

    This artist supports children under the age of 18.

    The Caring for Children Badge is awarded to those artisans who support children under the age of 18

  • Job Creator
    Job Creator

    This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

    The Job Creator badge is awarded to artisans that positively impact their community through job creation and employ 2 or more artisans

  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing

  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up

    This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

    The Moving On Up Badge is awarded to artisans that have more than doubled their income and improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA

  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

    The Preserving Traditions badge is awarded to artisans who use traditional techniques handed down through the generations, as well as artisans that craft culturally significant items, keeping these traditions alive. "

  • Profound Impact
    Profound Impact

    Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

    The Profound Impact badge is awarded to artisans where each purchase has a significant positive impact on their livelihood and income