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Oil Drum Sculptures

Repurposing discarded oil drums and other discarded metals not only cleans up the African landscape, but also produces stunning and delightful works of art.

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$1,100.00

This statement elephant sculpture is crafted from recycled oil drums and scrap metal. The elephants come to us from metal artists outside of Nairobi. Display this one-of-a-kind piece inside or outside the home, with the metal developing a lovely patina when exposed to the elements.

Elephant measures approximately 54" tall to the top of the trunk x 62" long x 32" wide; the elephant's body measures approximately 36" tall x 16" wide. Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item.

This oversized sculpture ships on a pallet, and extra shipping fees are required. Please scroll down for more shipping information.

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. 

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.

$1,100.00

Playfully swinging its trunk, this one-of-a-kind elephant sculpture will be an eye-catching addition to a large garden or indoor space!

The statement elephant sculpture is crafted from recycled oil drums and scrap metal. The elephants come to us from metal artists outside of Nairobi. Display this piece inside or outside, with the metal developing a lovely patina when exposed to the elements.

Elephant measures approximately 46" tall x 62" long x 35" wide; the elephant's body measures approximately 38" tall x 17" wide. Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item.

This oversized sculpture ships on a pallet, and extra shipping fees are required. Please scroll down for more shipping information.

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.

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.

$850.00

These recycled art sculptures are are welded by Kenyan metal artists using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each giraffe is handcrafted from the ground up and exhibits its own unique characteristics and personality.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, with the metal developing a lovely patina with exposure to the elements.

Measures approximately 6 feet tall; exact measurements are 73" tall x 38" long x 11" wide.

This oversized sculpture ships on a pallet, and extra shipping fees are required. Please scroll down for more shipping information.

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.

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.

$475.00

This large, metal elephant mask is welded from recycled oil drums and scrap metal in Kenya. Handcrafted by a group of metal artists outside Nairobi, this tatement piece is one of a kind.

Only one available.Measures 36" x 30" x 27".

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please see the shipping tab for more information.

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.

Shipping Information:

Shipping for oversized items like this elephant wall mask starts at $100. You will be charged a portion of the shipping charges during checkout. After purchase, we will determine the exact shipping cost and contact you via email regarding the additional 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.

  • Shipping costs vary depending on your location in the country. Shipping from our location in Oregon to the the West coast is least expensive, while shipping to the Northeast is most expensive.
  • We only charge the actual shippings costs, and do not charge for handling on our end.
  • Oversized items are not available for international shipping.
  • Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost via email, we will send you a Paypal invoice. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.
$150.00

These freestanding African sculptures are all welded in Kenya by metal artists using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each elephant is handcrafted from the ground up and is one-of-a-kind, with a unique personality. Trunk position may vary.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home. Measures approximately 14-20" tall, 20" long and 7" wide. Size will vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this sculpture.

This oil drum sculpture is shipped in an oversized box and often does not require additional shipping. However, if extra shipping fees are required (for example, shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, or if you purchase multiple sculptures), we will contact you via email after purchase. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for this sculpture requires an oversized box. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding any additional shipping charges. This is most likely to occur if you live in Alaska or Hawaii, or if you purchase multiple large items.

We can provide a shipping quote for oversized items 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:

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.

$54.00

These striking zebra sculptures have been transformed from used oil drums by talented metal sculptors in Zimbabwe, forming metal ribbons for their bodies. Each zebra is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Size: [Small] 12"L x 3.5"W x 12"T; [Large] 16"L x 6"W x 17"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$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.

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.

$40.00

These handcrafted cow sculptures have been transformed from used oil drums by talented metal sculptors in Zimbabwe. Each cow is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Sold individually. Size: [Small] 10"L x 3.5"W x 9"T; [Medium] 18"L x 10"W x 14"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, each may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$345.00

These handcrafted cow sculptures have been transformed from used oil drums by talented metal sculptors in Zimbabwe. Each sculpture will be one of a kind, with its own personality and details. The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home. Each cow is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, though they will develop a patina over time if placed outside.

The large sculpture is limited edition, only a few available. Measures approximately 35" long x 10" wide x 25.5" tall. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, each may vary slightly.

Extra shipping fees may be required for this oversized item. If extra shipping fees are required, we will contact you via email. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions, and scroll down for more information.

About the Artisans:

Talented artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe

About Shipping:

This oil drum sculpture is shipped in an oversized box and often requires additional shipping fees. However, if extra shipping fees are required (for example, shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, or if you purchase multiple sculptures), we will contact you via email after purchase.

These small sculptures are often combined on pallets with larger oil drum sculptures. Pallets can hold multiple sculptures for the same price as a single sculpture on a pallet. Shipping for a pallet starts at $200. Please email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions. We are happy to create a shipping quote for you prior to purchase.

$145.00

Recycled oil drums are transformed into these fun garden art sculptures by talented artisans. Each farm goat sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary.

[Large] 12"T x 24"L; [Small] 6"T x 10"L.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$650.00

These colorful giraffes crafted from red, yellow, white and blue oil drums will brighten any space you choose! Each sculpture made from recycled metal is finished with varnish to protect against the elements, although weathering is to be expected if exposed over time. Because this is a handcrafted item, each one is unique; colors will vary, and size may vary by several inches.

Approximate sizes:

[Small] 8"L x 4"W x 32"T
[Medium] 10"L X 6"W X 42"T
[Large] 18"L x 8"W x 60"T
[Extra Large] 26"L x 8"W x 72"T

Out-of-stock sizes are on the way and expected to arrive in early-mid August.

Extra shipping fees are required for the Large and Extra Large sizes. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

About Shipping:

Shipping for large sculptures requires a pallet and cost starts at $200. After purchase, we will contact you via email regarding the additional shipping charges.

Shipping from our location in Oregon to the Northeast is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.

Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically costing the same as shipping for a single sculpture on a pallet.

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. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$38.00

Vibrant patchwork rhinoceros sculptures are crafted at Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe from used oil drums Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Designs will vary, depending on oil drums used.

Size: [Small] 7.5"L x 2"W x 4"T; [Medium] 13"L x 4"W x 7.5"T. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$38.00

Colorful oil drums are transformed into sweet little pig sculptures for the home and garden by Zimbabwean sculptor Adam Mvumbu. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Designs and colors will vary, depending on oil drums used.

Size: [Small] 7"L x 3"W x 4"T; Large] 14"L x 6"W x 8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$68.00

Transforming colorful used oil drums into vibrant patchwork rabbit sculptures, artisans at Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe create fun works of art. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Colors of sculptures will vary, depending on available oil drums.

Size: [Small] 5"L x 2.5"W x 7.5"T; [Medium] 8"L x 4.5"W x 11"T; [Large] 10"L x 4"W x 13"T. Sizes may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$112.00

Metal sculptors at Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe transform recycled metal scrap into this gorgeous abstract pheasant sculpture. Each sculpture is welded by hand and finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Measures 28"L x 8"W x 14"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation may occur; each sculpture is unique.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$32.00

Charming penguin sculptures are handcrafted out of recycled metal by talented artisans in Zimbabwe. Choose from 3 sizes. Whether displayed singly or in groupings, these penguin pals are a charming addition to your outdoor decor.

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

Approximate Sizes: [Small] 5.5"T x 5W x 6"D [Medium] 7"T x 5.5"W x 6"D [Large] 10"T x 7"W x 7.5"D.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$44.00

A perfect addition to the home or garden, these horned owl sculptures created in Zimbabwe are created from repurposed materials and fair trade! Each handcrafted owl exhibits unique details.

Choose from small, medium, or large. Approximate sizes: [Small] 4"L x 4"W x 8"T, [Medium] 7"L x 7"W x 11"T, [Large] 9"L x 9"W x 15"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur. Please note that weathering is expected if sculptures are exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$82.00

These fun recycled metal hippo planters are handcrafted from washers, nuts and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as planters for small plants or succulents. The bottom is very porous; we recommend lining with dried moss before planting. Adaptable beyond simple planters, these sculptures can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements. Measures 14"L x 9"W x 6"T but may vary slightly.

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.

$52.00

In Zimbabwe, metal artists have transformed discarded oil drums and other metal pieces into uniquely styled art. Choose either the mama duck, the duckling, or both! All sculptures are varnished to slow the weathering process. Since these are handcrafted, each duck may vary slightly in looks and size.

Size: [Mama Duck] 15"L x 6"W x 11"T [Duckling] 8"L x 4"W x 8"T

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
$38.00

These cheerful chicken sculptures stand proudly, with bright red combs contrasting their simple brown and white bodies. Choose from Hen, Rooster, or set of both! Since each sculpture is handcrafted, they will vary slightly. Weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time.

Size: [Small Hen] 5"L x 4"W x 6.5"T [Small Rooster] 7"L x 3.5"W x 7.5"T.

About the Artisans:

Artisans at the Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe use recycled materials and discarded oil drums to create stunning works of art and feature one-of-a-kind detailing.

Tonderai Metal Works in Zimbabwe
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