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These modern reindeer are hand-carved from solid soapstone in western Kenya. Nairobi artists hand-dye the surface to a bright, festive red.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 5"T

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$38.00

This graceful sculpture, depicting a woman lost in thought, is cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which uses hand-formed wax to create shapes. Each sculpture is completely one-of-a-kind, so color and shape may vary slightly.

Measures 3.75"L x 2.5"W x 4"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

$38.00

This stately woman with her red dress and headscarf is cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which uses hand-formed wax to create a cast for the molten bronze. Each sculpture is completely one-of-a-kind, so color and shape may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L x 2.5"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Burkina Faso

$98.00

Using the lost wax method to cast this calming bronze sculpture, artisans in Burkina Faso celebrate a lovely female figure searching for knowledge in a book.

An amazing value compared to similar bronze sculptures sold in the US, this work of African art adds beauty and meaning to any ledge in your home.

Measures 4"L x 4"W x 7.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation will occur.

$88.00

These colorful giraffes crafted from red, yellow, white, green, orange, and blue oil drums will brighten any space you choose! Each sculpture made from recycled metal is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each one is unique; colors will vary, and size may vary by several inches.

Approximate sizes:

[Extra Small] 24" T x 8"L x 4"W
[Small] 36"T x 8"L x 4"W
[Medium] 42-46"T x 10"L X 6"W

Extra shipping fees are required for the Large and Extra Large sizes. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

About Shipping:

Shipping for large sculptures requires a pallet and cost starts at $200. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding the additional shipping charges.

Shipping from our location in Oregon to the Northeast is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.

Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically costing the same as shipping for a single sculpture on a pallet.

We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost, we will send you a Paypal invoice. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$68.00

These joyful bronze sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. Dress and scarf details are painted by hand.

Each sculpture beautifully celebrates the bond between mother and child. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 5"H

Crafted from: Bronze

Made in: Burkina Faso

$68.00

This graceful sculpture, beautifully handcrafted in Burkina Faso by using the lost-wax method, portrays a feminine figure in vibrant blue clothing (shades of blue vary) and practicing a yoga dancer pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2.5"W x 10"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$68.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful modern African art. This tranquil sculpture portrays a feminine figure wearing pale green clothes and practicing a yoga tree pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3.5"W x 9.25"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$185.00

Colorful recycled oil drums are crafted into garden art sculptures designed to make you smile. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item made from recycled materials, each elephant is unique. Trunk and ear positions will vary, as well as the colors in each sculpture. [Click to read our Statement on Handmade Variation]

Size: [Medium] 26"L x 16"W x 18"T; [Small] 15-18"L x 9-11"W x 10-14"T; Extra Small 7"L x 4.5"H (size varies based on positioning of trunk and ears).

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$44.00

This beautiful bronze sculpture, cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, celebrates the double blessing that comes to mothers of twins or two children.

A one-of-a-kind work of art, each sculpture varies slightly and beautifully celebrate the bond between mother and child.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"H

Crafted from: Bronze

Made in: Burkina Faso

$48.00

This playful set of bookends is carved from African soapstone, then polished, dyed, and etched with polka dot indentations.

Designed with the modern home in mind, these unique bookends are one of our best sellers for both children and adults.

Sold as a set of bookends. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 6.5"H, per side

Crafted from: Soapstone, non-toxic dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

 

$68.00

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful modern African art. This unique sculpture portrays a feminine figure wearing red and practicing a yoga lotus pose.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 3.5"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$136.00

This bronze sculpture, crafted by the age-old lost-wax casting process, portrays a woman as she dances to the music of the griots with arms wide and skirt twirling. Across West Africa, griots utilized oral tradition to share history, praise, poetry and cultural norms through music, recitation and dance.

Sold singly. Because this is a handmade creation, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 10"T x 3"L x 6"W

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$156.00

A slender figure, handcrafted by the lost wax method, in a blue skirt and head wrap sits with her legs crossed while she reads a book.

An amazing value compared to similar bronze sculptures sold in the US, this work of African art adds beauty and meaning to any ledge in your home.

Measures 4"L x 5"W x 11"T. Some variation will occur.

$38.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft this pair of giraffes with their necks crossed and heads facing opposite directions, then paint them a bright pink.

Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 3"W x 12"T; [Tall] 3"L x 3"W x 18"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$38.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft this pair of giraffes with their necks crossed and heads facing opposite directions. A colorful coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 3"W x 12"T; [Tall] 3"L x 3"W x 18"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$68.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful seated figure with flowing skirts and a head wrap, designed to sit on the edge of a shelf.

This figure is limited edition; made in small quantities and only available at Swahili Modern. 2 available. Measures 7.5"T x 4"W x 3"D.

$24.00

This serene sculpture, carved from African soapstone, is a beautiful portrayal of Joseph, Mary, and the Christ child.

Size: 2.5"L x 2"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$98.00

This unique sculpture portrays a nomadic family of 4 in long robes, standing close together. The sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. Artisans work with beeswax and clay to mold beautiful works of modern African art, which are then cast in molten bronze. The final pieces are painted in natural tones.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each piece will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 9" T x 6"L x 2"W

Made in: Burkina Faso

Care: Dust gently with a dry cloth as needed.

$82.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a feminine figure in flowing blue robes and headdress, holding two pots.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures approximately 9"T x 4 1/2"W x 2 1/2"D.

$205.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful seated figure reading a book.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition; they are made in small quantities and are only available at Swahili Modern. 2 available. Measures 8.5"T x 3.5"W x 3.5"D.

$275.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful standing figure with a walking stick, balancing a pot.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition; they are made in small quantities and are only available at Swahili Modern. 2 available. Measures 19"T x 5"W x 4"D.

$275.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze by artisans in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful standing figure in flowing robes with polished necklaces.

This figure is limited edition; made in small quantities and only available at Swahili Modern. 2 available. Measures 17"T x 5"W x 3.75"D.

$56.00

The graceful lines of a ballerina are captured in bronze by artisans in Burkina Faso. Each ballerina is cast from wax then bronze and hand-painted with a delicate aquamarine to add a beautiful contrast.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur. 

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 5"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$54.00

Talented sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful works of art. This piece, portrays a woman in a bathing suit and turban reading a book.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade creations, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L x 2"W x 4.75"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$58.00

These beautiful Benin Bronze leopards are cast from solid bronze using the lost wax method. Referred to as "King of the Forest" in the Kingdom of Benin, each leopard is ornately and artfully designed. 

Limited edition, only three available. See images for reference.

Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 2"

Country of Origin: Nigeria

$95.00

These beautiful Benin Bronze Bangles are cast from solid bronze using the lost wax method. Once used as a form of currency, each features ornate patterns and a green patina. 

Only one of each style currently available; select either "Bracelet #1" or "Bracelet #2" to see the correlating image.

Dimensions: 3" x 2.5" x 2.5" 

Country of Origin: Nigeria

$64.00

This bicyclist, carved from serpentine stone and combined with recycled metal, features a detailed bike and basket and is the perfect gift for cycling enthusiasts. 

Measures 7”L x 4.5”W x 8”H. Not intended for outdoor display. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu and his team work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$135.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This limited edition stag sculpture is buffed to reveal the bronze's natural, golden tone.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition with only 2 currently available. Measures 7"T x 5.5"L x 3"W.

$24.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft these beautiful giraffe sculptures. A colorful coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 2"W x 16"H; [Large] 4"L x 2.5"W x 18"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$185.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful standing figure balancing a pot.

This beautiful sculpture is limited edition; they are made in small quantities and are only available at Swahili Modern. 2 available.. Measures 14"T x 4"W x 3.5"D.

$115.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful standing figure with a walking stick, holding a pot.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition; they are made in small quantities and are only available at Swahili Modern. 1 available. Measures 9"T x 3.5"W x 3"D.

$54.00

Talented sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful works of art. This figure portrays a woman in a beautiful blue frock and head wrap holding aloft a shapely water jug.

Because these are handmade creations, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L x 1"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Bronze, paint

Made in: Burkina Faso

$315.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a feminine figure in flowing blue robes and headdress, holding two pots.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures approximately 18"T x 7"W x 5"D.

$725.00

These tall, colorful giraffes crafted from multi-colored oil drums will make a statement any space you choose! Each sculpture made from recycled metal is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each one is unique; colors will vary, and size may vary by several inches.

Approximate sizes:

Large - Approx. 5 feet tall, measuring 60"T x 18"L x 8"W.
Extra Large - Approx. 6 feet tall, measuring 72-78" T x 26"L x 8"W

Extra shipping fees are required for the Large and Extra Large sizes. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet and starts at $200. With freight costs increasing in 2021, we have seen costs as high as $400-$650.

After your purchase, we will work with a freight company to determine the exact shipping cost for the pallet to your location, from our warehouse in Oregon. We will contact you via email about the additional shipping fees.

We can also create this shipping quote at any time during the ordering process! Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$115.00

This sculpture is cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This bronze panther, in dark bronze polished to a soft shine, is a lovely display piece and a thoughtful gift.

Only one currently available; you will receive the piece shown in the photos. Measures 6"L x 3"T x 1.5"W.

$88.00

This limited edition sculpture is cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This bronze sculpture is a lovely display piece and a thoughtful gift.

This sculpture is finished with a burnish, showcasing subtle and dark bronze tones.

Measures 4"T x 4"L x 1"W.

$24.00

Using sustainably-sourced jacaranda wood, Kenyan wood carvers craft these beautiful giraffe sculptures. A colorful coat of paint brightens each sculpture.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 3.5"L x 2"W x 16"H; [Large] 4"L x 2.5"W x 18"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative

$1,600.00

This one-of-a-kind elephant sculpture will be an eye-catching addition to a large garden or indoor space!

The statement elephant sculpture is crafted from recycled oil drums and scrap metal. The elephants come to us from metal artists outside of Nairobi. Display this piece inside or outside, with the metal developing a lovely patina when exposed to the elements.

Elephant measures 70" tall (to top of trunk) x 74" long x 30" wide.

This oversized sculpture ships on a pallet, and extra shipping fees are required. Please scroll down for more shipping information.

About the Artisans:

Moses and his small workshop of craftsmen build their own welding machines out of copper coil, tape, steel rod, and a sheet metal housing in order to create these spectacular, metal works of art. Moses began his artistic career making furniture, but quickly switched to sculpture after an interested European buyer created a demand for his works abroad.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet and starts at $200. With freight costs increasing in 2021, we have seen costs as high as $400-$650.

After your purchase, we will work with a freight company to determine the exact shipping cost for the pallet to your location, from our warehouse in Oregon. We will contact you via email about the additional shipping fees.

We can also create this shipping quote at any time during the ordering process! Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with your full shipping address to get started.

$88.00

This abstract sculpture of a mother and her children is crafted by texturing and polishing springstone to create distinctive elements of face and hair. This uniquely styled sculpture showcases the creativity of Zimbabwe's modern stone sculptors.

Measures 4"L x 2"W x 12.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean sculptors work with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$56.00

This touching bronze sculpture of an expectant mother highlights the love a mother feels for her baby even before birth. Burkina Faso artisans cast it using a lost wax casting method, then hand-paint the details of the dress and headpiece.

Designed to sit on the edge of a ledge, shelf or table, this sculpture measures 4.5"L x 2.25"W x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation will occur. 

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