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Oil Drum Sculptures

Repurposed Oil Drum Elephant Sculptures

Swahili Modern


  • At this time, Swahili Modern is the only company in the US who has the privilege of selling these recycled art sculptures made from oil drums and scrap metal.

    The elephants come to us from metal artists outside of Nairobi. The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home, with the metal developing a lovely patina when exposed to the elements. 

    Small elephants measure 26" H. Medium elephants measure 41" H. Large elephants measure 55" H. Size may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this item.

    Extra shipping fees are required. Please see the shipping tab for more info. These are not available for international shipping.

  • 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 for oil drum sculptures starts at $200. We only charge the actual shipping costs and do not charge for "handling" on our end. If shipping costs less than $200, we will charge you less.

    Shipping from 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 at no extra cost.

    We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at 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.

    These are not available for international shipping.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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