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Wall Decor

From carved wooden masks and shields, to handcrafted wall baskets, fair trade African art adorns your walls.

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$225.00

This one-of-a-kind shield features hand-carved geometric lines. Carved from a single piece of wood, this piece is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed using a stand.

Only one available. Shield measures approximately 20-21" diameter and 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

Hand-carved shields from Cameroon are artfully crafted from single pieces of wood. Featuring a variety of intricate designs and patterns, these shields are truly unique pieces.

$225.00

This one-of-a-kind shield features hand-carved geometric lines. Carved from a single piece of wood, this piece is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed using a stand.

Only one available. Shield measures approximately 20-21" diameter and 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

Hand-carved shields from Cameroon are artfully crafted from single pieces of wood. Featuring a variety of intricate designs and patterns, these shields are truly unique pieces.

$110.00

These unique mirrors are handmade in Kenya using colorful African seed beads and local leather. Each mirror is one-of-a-kind and features beautiful detailing, including fine beadwork and hand-braided brown leather. The mirror is fully backed in leather with a zipper to remove or replace the mirror, and a small leather loop for hanging.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each is unique and variation is expected. See photos for examples.

Approximate Size: 10.5" W x 13" T; mirror is 6" round.

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

The Kisinyunye Beading Cooperative is based in the village of Ngong, near Nairobi, and represents a handful of talented Maasai ladies who specialize in traditional beaded art and decorative items. Their product offering is small at this time, but extremely high quality.

$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.

$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
$38.00

These rustic, handcrafted wall hooks greet you with symbolism and beauty. They are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Each hook offers three pegs for hanging hats, scarves, jewelry, or towels.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Back includes hanging hardware.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanaian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$28.00

These handcrafted holders are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Featuring a meaningful Adinkra symbol, the holders bring meaning and rustic style to the bathroom.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$375.00

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.

This is an oversized item that requires a pallet to ship and will incur additional shipping costs. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

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.

$250.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a striking high contrast piece. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this large shield is beautiful mounted on a wall and is ideal for narrow spaces.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photos. Shield measures 48" long x 5.5" wide x 3/4" deep.

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$250.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a striking high contrast piece. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this large shield is beautiful mounted on a wall and is ideal for narrow spaces.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photos. Shield measures 48" long x 7.5" wide x 1/2" deep

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$250.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a striking high contrast piece. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this large shield is beautiful mounted on a wall and is ideal for narrow spaces.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photos. Shield measures 48" long x 7.5" wide x 3/4" deep

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$250.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a striking high contrast piece. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this large shield is beautiful mounted on a wall and is ideal for narrow spaces.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photos. Shield measures 47" long x 7" wide x 1/2" deep

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$120.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a striking high contrast piece. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo. Shield measures 11" x 12" x 2" deep.

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$120.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a unique design in the natural wood. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo.Shield measures 12" x 13" x 2" deep.

Country of Origin: Cameroon
$120.00

This one-of-a-kind shield is hand-carved with geometric lines, creating a unique design in the natural wood. Carved from a single piece of wood with a thick wooden handle on the back, this shield is beautiful mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.

One of a kind; you will receive the item shown in photo.Shield measures 12" x 11" x 2" deep.

Country of Origin: Cameroon
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