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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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$750.00

These richly detailed, freestanding lion sculptures are welded outside of Nairobi using recycled oil drums and other scrap metal. Each lion is handcrafted from the ground up and is one-of-a-kind.

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

Size: 56" long (nose to tail) x 30" tall x 14" max width

Made in: Kenya

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please continue reading for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet, which starts around $200. With freight costs increasing through 2021-22, we have seen costs as high as $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 actual cost of 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.

About the Artisan:

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.

$345.00

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.

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.

$225.00

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 varies.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home. Due to the handcrafted nature of this sculpture, size will vary slightly.

Dimensions: approximately 14-20"H x 20"L x 7"W

Crafted from: Recycled metal

Made in: Kenya

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.

$365.00

Designed to showcase flowers as if they were an ostrich's plumes, these handmade African sculptures are are welded outside of Nairobi using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each ostrich is crafted from the ground up and exhibits its own unique characteristics.

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

Large measures 6 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 21"D x 8.5"T. Smaller size measures 5 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 15"D x 6"T. Sizes may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this item.

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet and starts at $200. With freight costs increasing in 2021-22, 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.

About the Artisans:

Just south of Nairobi, Tom and his team of five create their unique designs by welding nuts, washers and metal rods. Tom and his small team of craftsmen keep their designs refreshingly simple. We love seeing such an iconic Kenyan animal reimagined with such thoughtful invention.

$196.00 $245.00

This artfully crafted sculpture is one of a kind and crafted from recycled metal. Standing on one leg with a spear and a bowl balanced in each hand, this sculpture is both striking and a work of art.

Dimensions: 39”T on a base measuring 9" x 9"

Country of Origin: Kenya

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.

$68.00

These recycled metal bowls are skillfully welded from washers and other salvaged metal pieces. These unique sculptures can be used as fruit bowls, planters for plants or succulents (they are very porous so consideration should be given during planting) or alone as a beautiful display piece. These versatile vessels can be used to hold a variety of items inside the home and outdoors.

Sold singly. Two sizes available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each may vary slightly.

Dimensions:
Small: 12"W x 6"H
Large: 13.5"W x 6"H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Kenya

Just south of Nairobi, Tom and his team of five create their unique designs by welding nuts, washers and metal rods. Tom and his small team of craftsmen keep their designs refreshingly simple.

$56.00

Talented welders and metal artisans craft these uniquely designed reversible metal tea light candle holders from washers and other salvaged metal pieces. These lovely luminaries create a warm glow while showcasing the softly flickering flame inside.

Dimensions: 6.5” W x 5.25” H

Crafted from: Metal

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Just south of Nairobi, Tom and his team of five create their unique designs by welding nuts, washers and metal rods. Tom and his small team of craftsmen keep their designs refreshingly simple.


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