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For Art Lovers

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

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$185.00

Traditionally worn by African royal dancers during important ceremonies, the headdress known as the Juju Hat is a symbol of prosperity, believed to possess the positive qualities of birds and beauty. Each Juju Hat is handcrafted in Cameroon with natural feathers and stitched onto a woven raffia support. The Juju Hat has evolved into a contemporary piece in wall decor for homes and other interior spaces.

Size: 31"D. Only one available.

About the Artisans:

Bamileke hats have been used for hundreds of years in Cameroonian festivities and ceremonies, where the headdress denote power and wealth for the wearer. Today, these breathtaking works of art are often used as wall decorations, though their materials and means of construction remains much the same.

JUJU HATS
$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.

 
$185.00

These large, authentic masks, hand-carved in Burkina Faso for agricultural ceremonies to promote a healthy harvest, will make a dramatic statement in your home!

The masks' geometric design is used to draw people's attention. When worn at night performances around a fire, the effect is quite dramatic. The handle at the bottom of each mask is where the wearer holds the mask during the ceremony.

Sizes range approximately:
14" mask, 17" to end of knob".
17" mask, 21" to end of knob.
20" mask, 23" to end knob.
See info under the size options on the drop-down. Design and size may vary slightly.

$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.

 
$98.00

Portraying a nomadic family of 5 in long robes standing in descending height, this sculpture is cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. The lost-wax casting method involves beeswax and clay to create beautiful works of modern African art which are painted in pleasing tones.

Measures 5"L x 2"W x 7.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

$385.00

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 $100. After purchase, we will contact you regarding the additional shipping charges.

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.

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.

$34.00

These beautiful abstract elephant sculptures are carved by Zimbabwean sculptor Sampson Mukohwa from locally sourced serpentine. Available in two sizes, the sculptures add Shona style whether displayed together or alone.

Because this is a handcrafted item made from a naturally varying material, each will differ. Sold individually. [Small] 3"L x 1.5"W x 5.5"T [Large] 4.5"L x 2"W x 7.5"T

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.

$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:

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.

$58.00

This set of two boys reading--one one his stomach and one reclining on his back--is handmade in Zimbabwe by Sculptor Luke Jimu. Zimu hand-carves and textures springstone, then combines it with recycled metal to create a serene line of people figures.

Reader on Back measures 6"L x 2"W x 2"T. Reader on Stomach measures 6"L x 1.5"W x 2.75"T. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works 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
$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

Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso portray this mother and child using the lost-wax casting method, leaving part of the metal untouched by glaze to allow each figure's gold attire to shine.

Measures 3"L x 3"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each may vary slightly.

$74.00

One-of-a-kind art from Kenya, these sculptures are welded from recycled metal and feature a large cow horn 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.

Available in three different sizes, these plant stands are individually welded and each is one of a kind. [Small] 10"L x 7"W x 23"T [Medium] 10"L x 7"W x 28"T [Large] 11"L x 8"W x 37"T.

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.

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