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Art connoisseurs will relish fair trade art pieces that will add a African aesthetic to their collection.

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$675.00

Hand-carved from fragrant sandalwood, this sculpture depicts a four-person family as they head to market. The sculpture is a stunning statement piece at nearly 4 feet tall.

The sculpture features the traditional carving style of Mozambican art. African fabric detailing creates the mother's headdress and baby sling, adding color and texture to the sculpture.

Measures 45"T x 14"W. One of a kind; only one sculpture is available.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$875.00

Hand-carved from fragrant sandalwood, this beautifully detailed sculpture depicts a pregnant mother and her children, including a baby in a sling.

The sculpture features the traditional carving style of Mozambican art, and includes African fabric detailing.

Measures 45"T x 15"W. One of a kind; only one sculpture is available.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$425.00

One-of-a-kind art from Kenya, these sculptures are welded from recycled metal and feature a large cow bone as each figure's dress. The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, with the metal developing a patina with exposure to the elements.

We immediately purchased these sculptures upon seeing them in Nairobi because of their unique beauty and eco-friendly construction. Sold singly, the sculptures have the greatest impact as a set. Sculptures measure approximately 58-62"T.

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

About Shipping:

A single sculpture will ship in an oversized box. Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet.

Shipping starts at $200 for a single sculpture to the West coast. If a pallet is required, cost can range from $400-$650+ due to the high cost of freight in 2021. After purchase, we will contact you regarding the actual shipping charges, based on your shipping address.

We can also 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.

About the Artisans:

A small workshop of artisans outside of Nairobi collect and transform discarded metal into spectacular works of art. Welders by trade, these talented men use modern machinery to create representations of old world Africa. Other local materials are often used in their sculptures, including bone, stones, and fabric.

$68.00

This metallic Ubuntu bowl features 3 women holding hands around the rim in a spirit of unity, wearing their traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs. In Africa, the definition of an individual is community-based, thus the word Ubuntu represents "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity."

Due to the handcrafted nature, the design and coloring of each bowl will vary slightly. Size: Width from edge to edge: 6"; Height from the top of women to bottom: 5.5"; Height from edge to bottom of bowl: 3".

About the Artisans:

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The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

$162.00

Using a lost-wax casting method to create this beautiful work of modern African art, metal sculptors in Burkina Faso leave a portion of the metal untouched by glaze to allow the expecting couple's lustrous gold attire to shine.

Measures 4"L x 4"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

$144.00

This metallic Ubuntu bowl features 6 women holding hands around the rim in a spirit of unity, wearing traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs. In Africa, the definition of an individual is community-based, thus the word Ubuntu represents “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”

This bowl is limited edition. Size: 7"T x 10”W. Bowl measures 4"T x 8"W.

The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.  

$16.00

This ceramic piece is crafted using clay, pumice stone, and acrylic paint. Featuring a hand molded chameleon perched atop a stone, this sculpture is beautifully crafted.

Measures approximately 6.5"L x 3.5"W x 4"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.

$34.00

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 7" T x 4" 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.

$48.00

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.

$48.00

This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. The coloration of the stone makes each sculpture entirely unique. 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.

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