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Gifts for Animal Lovers

We have a wide variety of artisan handcrafted gifts from Africa for the animal lover in your life, whether young or young-at-heart.

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$24.00

These whimsical wooden salad servers are hand-carved from sustainably sourced mahogany and feature cute little giraffes on each handle.

Dimensions: 12" L x 3.25"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from: Mahogany

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenya is among Africa’s leading nations for the sustainable growth and harvesting of hardwoods for the furniture, musical instruments, and handicraft. With large, carefully managed wood plantations dedicated to producing for these high-volume industries, Kenya's natural forests are now at a lowered risk of deforestation.

$9.00

A momma giraffe stands over her child in this sweetly depicted scene that has been captured in brass. A sweet gift for the moms in your life, these wine cork figurines are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. The giraffes sit atop a standard sized cork, measuring in total 1.25"L x 1"W x 1.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

We work with a brass casting company in Cape Town that was grown from modest beginnings to become one of Africa's biggest casting producers. This friendly, eco-conscious company is known for stringent quality control and a very personal touch.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovative brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$10.00

How cute! Wearing a bright little Santa hat, this hand carved jacaranda giraffe makes an adorable addition to the holiday tree. Each giraffe ornament is handmade to be beautifully one-of-a-kind.

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

Dimensions: 4"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with a 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
$28.00

Zimbabwean bead artisans go color-crazy when creating these fun color block beaded giraffe sculptures. Their wire frames allow you to bend the figures into whatever shape you wish.

Sold singly. Available in two sizes. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 5"L x 4"W x 12"H
Large: 5"L x 5"W x 21"H

Crafted from: Wire, beads

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean bead artisans handcraft these colorful beaded giraffe sculptures.

$32.00

These hand-carved wooden elephant sculptures add the earthy, exotic feel of safari lodge decor to your home. These wall mounts are carved from jacaranda in Kenya using bone as tusks, then dyed to a rich deep brown with a leather hanging strap affixed to the back.

Sold singly. Leather hanging strap affixed to the back. Each mask is handmade, so slight variations will occur. Trunk may be curled differently than pictured.

Dimensions: 6"L x 4"W x 7"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, dye, bone or plastic (for tusks)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing wood cooperative in Kenya called the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative that consists of both young and old men who practice woodworking and painting in a open-air workshop. This environmentally responsible group takes great 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.

$22.00

These lightweight elephant earrings, with a classic black bead, are cast out of aluminum by a talented Kenyan jewelry artist named Simon. Their fun and simple design can be paired with a wide variety of outfits.

Sold as a pair of earrings. Because this is a handcrafted item, slight variations may occur.

Dimensions: 1.5"L x 2"H

Crafted from: Aluminum, beads

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisan:

Simon is a Kenyan artist with amazing attention to detail and natural craftsmanship. He specializes in cow bone jewelry and art, with special care being give to use reclaimed, environmentally friendly, or recycled materials.

$11.00

Through the sale of Celebrate Elephants bracelets, Relate has raised more than $60,000USD to support Save the Elephants. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for Elephants Alive.

Save the Elephants SA/Elephants Alive are on a mission to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant and their habitats, and to promote harmonious co-existence between elephants and man. Elephants Alive works towards achieving a greater understanding of the complex relationships that elephants have with each other and their surroundings, including the people with whom they share their world. If elephants are to survive, we need knowledge and an intimate understanding of their movements and needs. Learn more at elephantsalive.org

Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

Measures 8". One size fits most.

About the Artisans:

Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

$44.00

This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

Size: approximately 10" T x 4-5" W.

About the Artisans:

Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$12.00

Using jacaranda wood legally sourced by Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, these hand-carved beautifully simplified elephant sculptures are finished with a deep dyed brown stain.

This sculpture is a beautiful addition to the home, office or gallery and measures 4"L x 1.5"W x 3"T. Each will vary slightly due to their handcrafted nature.

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

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$12.00

Showcasing soapstone in this sweet elephant soapstone sculpture, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Dimensions: 2.75"L x 1.5"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

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.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans create a vibrant rendition of the African elephant in soft soapstone, dyed in brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

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

Dimensions:  4"L

Crafted from:  Soapstone

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.

$42.00

Hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool

These soft stuffed elephants, handmade from naturally-dyed spun wool, are safe for children of any age. Featuring easy to grab limbs and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a favorite for children of all ages.

Each elephant is hand-knit by a Kenyan women's cooperative called Kenana Knitters. Due to the hand-crafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. Fair trade.

Size: Approximately 11"T (seated), 18" Standing

About the Artisans:

"Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch"

Kenana Knitters is a knitting cooperative in Njoro, Kenya that employs a community of more than 300 women in a rural farming area. In addition to supplementing the women's income, sales also fund community action for education and health services. All products are local and crafted from natural, organic materials.

Kenana Knitters - women knitting on a lawn
$76.00

This hand-carved wooden elephant sculpture, by Richard of the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, adds the earthy, exotic feel of safari lodge decor to your home. The natural wood is left undyed and is accented with burnt detailing.

The large elephant on the stand is 10"L x 12.5"T to trunk x 4" wide and the small is 7"L x 6"T x 3" W. 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
$225.00

These freestanding African sculptures are all welded in Kenya by metal artists using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each elephant is handcrafted from the ground up and is one-of-a-kind, with a unique personality. Trunk position may vary.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home. Measures approximately 14-20" tall, 20" long and 7" wide. Size will vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this sculpture.

This oil drum sculpture is shipped in an oversized box. Shipping will be calculated at checkout; however, if shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, or if you purchase multiple sculptures, there will be additional shipping fees. We will contact you via email after purchase if this is the case.

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.

$9.00

These African wine stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 1.75"T x 1.25"L.

Sold individually. Choose from Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, or Hippo.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in Cape Town known its community outreach and original products.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$125.00

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.

$68.00

Hand carved in beautiful green serpentine stone by talented Zimbabwean artisans, this inquisitive rabbit is completely one-of-a-kind due to natural variances in the stone.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a naturally varying material, each will vary.

Dimensions: 8"L x 3.5"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

Emmanual Mabika uses his talent to carve beautiful items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$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
$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] 35"T x 8"L x 4"W
[Medium] 42-46"T x 10"L X 6"W

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$22.00

These beautiful sculptures are handcrafted in Kenya using locally sourced jacaranda wood. Available in two sizes, each giraffe is carved to be perched on a ledge, features unique coloration from jacaranda's subtle wood grain and finished with hand painted spots.

Sold individually, available in two sizes. Small measures 2.5”L x 1.5”W x 6.5”H. Large measures 3”L x 1.75”W x 8”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

$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
$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
$17.00

These beautiful sculptures are handcrafted in Kenya using locally sourced jacaranda wood. Available in two sizes, each zebra is carved to be perched on a ledge, features unique coloration from jacaranda's subtle wood grain and is finished with hand painted stripes.

Sold individually, available in two sizes. Small measures 2.5”L x 1.5”W x 6.5”H. Large measures 3”L x 1.75”W x 8”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

$128.00

Talented welders and metal artisans craft these unique recycled metal ostrich planters from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. Available in three sizes, these unique sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, and because they are created from salvaged materials, each planter is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of the metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

  • Small planter measures approximately 40"T with a planter basket that measures 8"D x 4"T.
  • Medium planter measures approximately 48"T with a planter basket that measures 8.5"D x 4.5"T.
  • Large planter measures approximately 56-59"T with a planter basket that measures 10"D x 5"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these planters, size may vary slightly.

Extra shipping fees may be required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for the Medium or Large planters requires an oversized box. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding any additional shipping charges.

We can provide a shipping quote for oversized items 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:

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.

$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
$17.00

These beautiful sculptures are handcrafted in Kenya using locally sourced jacaranda wood. Available in two sizes, each elephant is carved to be perched on a ledge, features unique coloration from jacaranda's subtle wood grain.

Sold individually, available in two sizes. Small measures 2.5”L x 1.75”W x 6.5”H. Large measures 3.5”L x 2.5”W x 8”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

$12.00

These cheerful beaded elephants will delight your Christmas spirit! Sparkling beads and silver wire blend beautifully in these handcrafted ornaments from Kenya.

Sold individually. Choose from silver, gold, red, or green. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 4"L x 2.5"W x 3.5T (to top of trunk), 7.5"T (to top of string)

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly. 

$82.00

These fun recycled metal hippo planters are handcrafted from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as planters for small plants or succulents. The bottom is very porous; we recommend lining with dried moss before planting. Adaptable beyond simple planters, these sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Measures 14"L x 9"W x 6"T but may vary slightly.

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.

$38.00

Sculptors in Zimbabwe weld recycled metal and discarded oil drums to create these graceful crested crane sculptures that will add panache to your garden. Each is finished with varnish to protect them against the elements.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 4"W x 14"H
Medium: 8"L x 9"W x 27"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$32.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptor Victor welds this charming kiwi bird sculpture from recycled metal. This unique piece of modern African recycled art makes a happy addition to outdoor gardens or indoor decor!

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Dimensions: 11"L x 6"W x 8"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$20.00

These delightful little robin sculptures are handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe. Each sculpture features a heart held in its beak, and is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Weathering is expected if sculpture is exposed to the elements over time.

Dimensions: 8"L x 3"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$28.00

Zimbabwean sculptor named Leo creates these sweet stylized rabbits from beautiful serpentine stone, contrasting rough and polished stone.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 5"L x 2.5"W x 1.75"T; [Medium] 6.5"L x 2.75"W x 1.75"T. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a naturally varying material, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Talented sculptors carve beautiful items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$32.00

These delightful sculptures are carved from a single piece of wood, then hand-painted with detailed coat patterns, facial features, and hooves.

Each animal holds a book that contains a handwritten alphabet. The sculptures measure 10" tall and make wonderful gifts for teachers, readers, and young children learning their ABCs.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur. Fair trade from Kenya.

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
$200.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors weld this large rooster statement sculpture from recycled metal. Standing at 30" tall, this unique piece of African recycled art makes a statement piece in the garden!

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected. For example, some but not all sculptures will display various lettering on the recycled metal.

Approximate Dimensions: 30" T x 16" D x 10" W

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

$118.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors weld this charming rabbit sculpture from recycled metal. This unique piece of modern African recycled art makes a happy addition to outdoor gardens or indoor decor!

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation is expected.

Dimensions: 15"L x 4"W x 14"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$76.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors weld this charming rooster sculpture from recycled metal oil drums and metal mesh. This unique piece of modern African recycled art makes a happy addition to outdoor gardens or indoor decor!

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

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

Dimensions: 17"L x 10"W x 27"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal, paint

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$128.00

These creative giraffe plant holders are designed by a small group of Kenyan artisans to showcase flowers artfully. Available in three sizes, each piece of garden art is handcrafted from the ground up and exhibits its own distinctive characteristics.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 10"L x 7"W x 38"H
Medium: 10"L x 8"W x 48"H
Large: 11"L x 8.5"W x 55"H

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Kenya

Extra shipping fees may be required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for the Medium or Large planters requires an oversized box and may incur additional charges. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding any additional shipping charges.

We can provide a shipping quote for oversized items 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:

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.

$18.00

These ceramic soap dishes are crafted using clay, and acrylic paint. Featuring a hand molded chameleon perched atop a stone, these dishes are beautifully crafted.

Sold individually. Three sizes available. Small measures 5”L x 4”W x 2”H. Medium measures 6”L x 4.5”W x 2”H. Large measures 8”L x 5”W x 2.5”H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

A small team of Kenyan ceramics artisans excel at fashioning functional art from clay. Their newest line of low-fired pottery pieces centers around chameleons, molded artfully using clay.

$9.00

These handcrafted penguin stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with a silver finish. Each penguin sits atop a standard sized cork.

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

Care: Hand wash in warm water.

Approximate Size: 2.5"T

Made in: South Africa

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$32.00

Talented Kenyan carvers whittle these gorgeous giraffe sculptures from jacaranda wood, finished with burned contours and etched patterns. Because these sculptures are fully handmade, each giraffe exhibits its own characteristics.

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

Dimensions: 4"L x 2"W x 12-14"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

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
$52.00

Talented Kenyan carvers whittle these gorgeous giraffe sculptures from jacaranda wood, finished with burned contours and etched patterns. Because these sculptures are fully handmade, each giraffe exhibits its own characteristics.

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

Dimensions: 6"L x 3"W x 18-19"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood

Made in: Kenya

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
$28.00

These gorgeous rhino bottle stoppers are handblown from recycled glass in South Africa. A beautiful gift, or handcrafted staple in your kitchen, each sits atop a standard cork.

Sold individually, available in four different styles.

Rhino measures: 2.25"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"T.

Hippo measures: 1.75"L x 1.25"W x 2.75"T.

Giraffe measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 4.5"T.

Elephant measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 3.25"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these bottle stoppers, each may vary slightly.

$10.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these sweet zebra ornaments from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each ornament is stuffed with poly fiber, and has an all-natural hanging loop.

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

Dimensions:  4"L x 2"W x 5.5"H (top of zebra), 8"H (top of loop)

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$36.00

From her home in Kampala, Uganda, mother-of-three Betty and four other local women craft these fun hanging wall art pieces from scraps of striped cotton cloth. Each animal is stuffed with poly fiber, then suspended together with natural fiber cord.

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

Dimensions:  4"L x 4"W x 44"H

Materials: cotton cloth, fiber fill

Crafted in: Uganda

About the Artisan:

Betty has been producing hand-stitched dolls for 10 years now. Based in Uganda, she was inspired by a friend and set off to start her own production line. Betty now works with four other women in her home in Kampala to create beautiful decor items using kitenge cloth. 

$12.00

This playful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

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