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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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$225.00

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.

$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.

$85.00

These statuesque sculptures are hand-carved in Kenya from large pieces of sustainably harvested jacaranda wood. Each sculpture includes unique facial features and a beautifully hand-painted body.

Approximate sizes: [Small] 7"L x 5"W x 24"; [Medium] 8"L x 6"W x 36"; [Large] 11"L x 9"W x 48".

Variation is expected as these giraffes are hand-carved; each one is unique.

Extra shipping charges may be required for the large size giraffe. Please see below for more information.

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

About Shipping:

Shipping for the large-size giraffe requires an oversized box. If you are in Alaska, Hawaii, or purchasing more than 1 large sculpture, additional shipping fees will be required. After purchase, we will contact you via email 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.

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

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$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.

Sold as a set of two sculptures. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

Dimensions: 6"L x 1.5"W x 2.75"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

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
$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.

$28.00

This ceramic vessel is handcrafted from clay, and finished with acrylic paint. Perfect for holding kitchen utensils, pens and pencils or other small items!

Measures approximately 6.5"L x 5"W x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Dark inclusions from firing are to be expected. Please note: if intending to use as a planter, no bottom drain hole is present.

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.

$28.00

This ceramic bowl is handcrafted from clay, and finished with acrylic paint. This small bowl can be used for serving dry goods or as unique tabletop storage. 

Measures approximately 6"L x 6"W x 3.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Dark inclusions from firing are to be expected. Please note: if intending to use as a planter, no bottom drain hole is present.

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.

$22.00

These pots are crafted from clay, fired in a kiln, and hand-painted with acrylic paint. Each is unique, and beautifully made!

Measures approximately 4”L x 4”W x 4.5”H. Because this item is hand-painted, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Many years ago, this eye-catching hand painted Luo ceramic planter was one of our bestsellers. We're so excited to have this beautiful creation in our collection again! Each pot is thrown by Luo potters, and fired in a rustic open-air kiln.

$42.00

These pots are crafted from clay, fired in a kiln, and hand-painted with acrylic paint. Each is unique and beautifully made!

Measures approximately 8”L x 8”W x 8”H. Because this item is hand-painted, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Many years ago, this eye-catching hand painted Luo ceramic planter was one of our bestsellers. We're so excited to have this beautiful creation in our collection again! Each pot is thrown by Luo potters, and fired in a rustic open-air kiln.

$32.00

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.

$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.

$44.00

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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