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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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$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.

$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
$84.00

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.

$125.00

Hand carved by Bwa artisans living in Ghana, these beautiful sun masks are inspired by elements of traditional Bwa (Bobo) ceremonial masks and art. Hand-painted with white, blue, golden yellow, and brick red, these iconic masks make stunning modern African wall art. Mask comes ready to display with a single hanging loop on back.

Sold singly; multiple sizes are available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 
Small: 16"H x 13.5"W x 0.75"D
Large: 21"H x 18.5"W x 0.75"D

Crafted from: Stool wood (Alstonia boonei), paint

Made in: Ghana

$125.00

Hand carved by Bwa artisans living in Ghana, these beautiful masks are inspired by elements of traditional Bwa (Bobo) ceremonial masks and art. Representing the face of a monkey and hand-painted with white, blue, golden yellow, and brick red, these iconic masks make stunning modern African wall art. Mask comes ready to display with a single hanging loop on back.

Sold singly; multiple sizes are available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 
Small: 16"H x 13.5"W x 0.75"D
Large: 21"H x 18.5"W x 0.75"D

Crafted from: Stool wood (Alstonia boonei), paint

Made in: Ghana

$38.00

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu combines textured pale serpentine stone and recycled metal to portray scenes of every-day life. With legs crossed and hands folded at the heart chakra, this serene yogi sculpture celebrates the beauty of yoga.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Not intended for outdoor display.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Serpentine stone, metal

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisan:

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
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