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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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$14.00

This playful ornament, portraying a giraffe in lotus pose, is hand-carved from jacaranda wood by Kenyan wood carvers. The attached string makes it easy to hang this unique ornament on the holiday tree or anywhere in the home, office or studio.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 2.25"L x 1.75"W (7"T to top of string).

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
$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.

$12.00

Kenyan wood carvers handcraft these unique keepsake hearts for safari enthusiasts and animal lovers. Each heart is hand carved from pale jacaranda wood and finished with a stained giraffe print finish.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

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.

$14.00

This playful ornament, portraying a zebra in lotus pose, is hand-carved from jacaranda wood by Kenyan wood carvers. The attached string makes it easy to hang this unique ornament on the holiday tree or anywhere in the home, office or studio.

Sold individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

Approximate Size: 4.5"T x 2.25"L x 1.75"W (7"T to top of string).

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
$24.00

These fanciful wooden salad servers are hand-carved from sustainably sourced mahogany and feature detailed zebras on the each end of each handle.

To care for these lovely serving pieces, hand-wash in warm water. Each measures 12" L x 3.25"W x 0.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

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.

Kenyan woodcarvers
$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 varies.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home. Due to the handcrafted nature of this sculpture, size will vary slightly.

Dimensions: approximately 14-20"H x 20"L x 7"W

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Kenya

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.

$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.

$42.00

Hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool

These jumbo stuffed elephants are hand-knit from naturally-dyed spun wool. Featuring easy to grab limbs, tail and tusks, and sewn facial features, these stuffed animals are a family favorite.

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
$12.00

Kenyan wood carvers handcraft these unique keepsake hearts for safari enthusiasts and animal lovers. Each heart is hand carved from pale jacaranda wood and finished with a stained giraffe print finish.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, stain

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.

$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.

$10.00

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

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

Dimensions: 2.5"L

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
$44.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Maxwell Marufu utilizes recycled metal and decommissioned cooking pots to create these unique wart hog outdoor planters. One needs only add a potted plant to create a whimsical corner of the yard and garden.

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. Because they are crafted from scrap metal, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 14"L x 8.5"W x 14"H
Medium: 16"L x 9"W x 16"T
Large: 17"L x 11"W x 20"T

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
$42.00

Vibrant patchwork warthog sculptures are hand-created by metal sculptors at Tonderai Metal Works, working with used oil drums.

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. Colors of sculptures will vary, depending on available oil drums.

Sold singly; three sizes available. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 7"L x 3"W x 6"H
Medium: 14"L x 5"W x 9.5"H
Large: 20"L x 9"W x 21"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
$345.00

This dramatic, detailed sculpture of a buffalo head are welded from recycled oil drums and scrap metal in Kenya. The sculptures come to us from a small group of metal artists outside of Nairobi who work exclusively with recycled materials. The sculpture can be displayed inside or outside of the home, with the metal developing a patina with exposure to the elements.

Measures 12" T x 26" W x 13" D. Quantity is extremely limited. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

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.

$12.00

These gregarious yet formidable African buffaloes are beautifully captured in sustainably harvested jacaranda wood by Kenyan artisans and stained a deep brown.

These sculptures make a beautiful addition to the home, office or gallery and measure 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
$10.00

This bracelet supports the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Rhino Project. Inspired by the colours of the rhino and its surrounding habitat, each bracelet is made up of grey, white, and matte black beads, and is finished off with two red ‘accent’ beads on each side of the EWT pewter closing. Wear these cause bracelets to connect to the conservation of these iconic species.

The Rhino Project fights against rhino poaching using a number of interventions to ensure the survival of this iconic animal; the deployment of equipment, skilled field staff, anti-poaching dogs and sniffer dogs, a rapid response platform for rhino orphans, and end-user awareness campaigns.

Learn more at www.ewt.org.za

Dimensions: Elastic band, one size fits most

Crafted from: Beads, elastic

Made in: South Africa

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.

$225.00 $395.00

This impressively large lion sculpture is crafted from upcycled flip flops in Nairobi, Kenya. We work directly with a small co-op of artisans who collect, clean and transform colorful foam footwear into bold, modern safari art sculptures.

Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind; designs and colors will vary due to the recycled nature of the flip-flop foam used to make each unique sculpture. We have just 2 available at this time.

Measures approximately 25" tall x 40" long.

About the Artisans:

In Kenya, artisans convert discarded flip flops into one-of-a-kind art. Operating from a small Nairobi workshop, the dedicated group offers employment and creative opportunities while also keeping flip flop foam out of the landfills.

Flip flop artisans in Nairobi workshop

 

$38.00

These hand-carved, hand-painted wall masks evoke the spirit of African wildlife while remaining non-harmful to animals and fair trade. Hues of green, yellow and orange make this display mask a beautiful addition to the wall.

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

Dimensions: 8.5"L x 3.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Jacaranda wood, acrylic paint

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

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.

$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

$36.00

A Zimbabwean metal sculptor named Kelvin crafts these sweet pig sculptures from recycled metal. A fun addition to the yard and garden, each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold singly; two sizes available. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Dimensions:
Small:  6"L x 3.5"W x 3.5"H
Large:  8"L x 5"W x 5"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
$20.00

A vibrant addition to holiday decor, this stately reindeer sculpture is crafted from recycled aluminum soda cans and assorted colorful wire. Kenyan artisans excel at carefully cutting and working the recycled metal so it can be handled safely.

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

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenyan artisans craft these sculptures using recycled aluminum soda cans, creating fair trade, eco-friendly holiday decor.

$20.00

A vibrant addition to holiday decor, this stately reindeer sculpture is crafted from recycled aluminum soda cans and assorted colors of wire. Kenyan artisans excel at carefully cutting and working the recycled metal so it can be handled safely.

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

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kenyan artisans craft these sculptures using recycled aluminum soda cans, creating fair trade, eco-friendly holiday decor.

$16.00

These saxophone playing gecko sculptures are handcrafted using up-cycled aluminum cans. Because each sculpture is crafted using recycled materials, each is unique!

Sold singly in assorted colors. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Aluminum, wire

Made in: Zimbabwe and South Africa

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean and South African artisans up-cycle discarded aluminum cans into these playful gecko musician sculptures.

$18.00

These guinea fowl sculptures are handcrafted using recycled metal oil drums. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some 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, each sculpture will vary. Sold individually.

Dimensions:
Medium: 4”L x 3.5”W x 6”H.
Large: 6”L x 6”W x 10”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
$56.00

Zimbabwean artisans transform colorful red, yellow, green and blue oil drums into this lovely set of four butterflies. Each sculpture has a hanging tab on one of its feet, and can be displayed on a flat surface or affixed to a wall.

Sold as a set of four in the colors pictured. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, some variations may occur. Weathering is to be expected if exposed to the elements long term.

Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 2.5"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
$36.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors transform used oil drums into these vibrant patchwork fish sculptures. Each sculpture includes hanging hardware on the back, and is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

Sold individually. Weathering is to be expected if the sculpture is exposed to elements over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

Small measures 6.5”L x 2”W x 5”H.

Medium measures 9”L x 2.5”W x 6.5”H

Large measures 11”L x 2.5”W x 7”H.

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
$72.00

Zimbabwean metal sculptors weld this charming hen 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 9"W x 16"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
$52.00

In Zimbabwe, metal artists have transformed discarded oil drums and other metal pieces into uniquely styled art. Choose either the mama duck, the duckling, or both! All sculptures are varnished to slow the weathering process. Since these are handcrafted, each duck may vary slightly in looks and size.

Dimensions:
Baby Duck: 8"L x 4"W x 8"H
Mama Duck: 15"L x 6"W x 11"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
$38.00

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

Sold individually.

Size: 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.

$128.00

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
$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
$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
$10.00

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

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

Dimensions:  3.5"L x 2"W x 7.5"H (top of giraffe), 10.5"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. 

$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
$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]

Approximate Sizes: 

[Large] 26"L x 16"W x 18"T
[Medium] 15-18"L x 9-11"W x 10-14"T
[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
$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.

$48.00

This playful set of bookends, carved from African soapstone, is 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.

$14.00

These adorable hippos are hand carved from soft natural soapstone. Using only a touch of black dye for the eyes, each sculpture shows the natural creamy coloration of soapstone and features a unique finish of textured and polished stone.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from natural stone, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2"W x 3" T

Crafted from: Soapstone, 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.

$10.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve this sweet sheep from soft natural soapstone. Using only a touch of black dye for the eyes, each sculpture shows the natural creamy coloration of soapstone and features a unique finish of textured and polished stone.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from natural stone, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2"L x 1.25"W x 1.5" T

Crafted from: Soapstone, 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.

$19.00

This swinging bird decoration makes a cheerful addition to the home. A pair of wooden birds with burned details adorn the jacaranda branch seat of the raffia-wrapped wire swing.

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

Dimensions: 5.5"L x 2.5"W x 9"H

Crafted from: Wood, paint, wire, raffia

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Kamau is a talented carver and painter who specializes in bird art.

$36.00

A talented stone sculptor named Luke Jimu carves these beautiful dishes from serpentine stone. A small polished bird perches on the edge of each rough-hewn oval bowl.

Sold singly; two sizes available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each bowl has a unique size and shape, and coloration of stone many vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"H
Large: 6"L x 3"W x 2.5"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$18.00

In Zimbabwe, sculptors weld recycled metal to create these lovely sculptures of colorful birds fluttering their wings. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Choose from Yellow, Blue, or Red.

Each bird measures approximately 5"L x 6"W x 4"T.

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
$15.00

Handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe out of recycled metal, these delightful little bird sculptures will bring a song to your heart. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements but may weather slightly with long-term exposure. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Sold singly.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 2"W x 2.5"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
$13.00

These delightful little bird sculptures are handcrafted by artisans in Zimbabwe. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements but may weather slightly with long-term exposure. Handcrafted items may vary slightly.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 1.75"W x 2"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
$24.00 $32.00

This whimsical woodpecker sculpture, complete with a tab for affixing to the wall or a fence, is handcrafted in Zimbabwe using colorful recycled oil drums. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Colors are assorted; colors and designs will vary.

Measures 5"L x 3.5"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

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 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.

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