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Oil Drum Sculptures

Repurposed Oil Drum Ostrich Sculptures

Swahili Modern


  • These one-of-a-kind sculptures are modeled after wild ostriches native to East Africa. The sculptures are welded from recycled oil drums by a small faction of Kenyan metal artists.

    Often displayed as garden art, the sculptures can be displayed inside or outside, where they develop a lovely patina with exposure to the elements.

    Medium is 6' - 6.5H. Small is 4'H. Chick is 2'H. Large ostrich has been discontinued by the artist.

    Extra shipping fees are required for most sizes. 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.

    The chick sculpture ships in an oversized box and generally does not require additional shipping when shipped on its own.

    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 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.

    These are not available for international shipping.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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