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$225.00

This one of a kind Punu Ceremonial mask is handmade in Gabon. Representing an idealized female face, the mask features characteristic high coiffures reflecting the Punu women's elaborate hair styles. Punu masks were often worn by dancers during ceremonies called Bwiti which were to celebrate ancestors.

Dimensions: 12"T x 6"W x 5"D

Country of Origin: Gabon

$95.00

These beautiful Benin Bronze Bangles are cast from solid bronze using the lost wax method. Once used as a form of currency, each features ornate patterns and a green patina. 

Only one available. You will receive the exact item shown in the photos.

Dimensions: 3" x 2.5" x 2.5" 

Country of Origin: Nigeria

$215.00

This beautiful hamper features a silver and white pattern zipper pattern, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 39"T x 19"W (28" tall without lid).

$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.

$98.00

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
$98.00

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
$68.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 12"W x 3"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$76.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 14.5"W x 2"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$72.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 13.5"W x 3"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$72.00

Handwoven and beautifully crafted, these versatile baskets are crafted in Zimbabwe using locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures 13"W x 2"D.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are handwoven by artisans in the Hwange region of northwestern Zimbabwe.

$125.00

The Bozo people of Mali are known as "masters of the river", and their culture and artwork centers around their interaction with the Niger River.

These large fish sculptures pay tribute to the handcrafted animal puppets and masks that are used in the Sogo Ba celebration, where young men in elaborate costumes use dance to entertain and teach.

This vintage fish sculpture is one-of-a-kind. Intricate hand-painted details and rustic, hand-carved wood make the fish a unique work of art. Mount for wall display or display on a stand; stand is included.

Size: 16"L x 4"W x 8"T

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 14.5"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 14.5"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$76.00

Handwoven in the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, these beautiful baskets are crafted from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. Each is one of a kind, and is beautiful on a tabletop or adorning a wall.

Only one available. Measures approximately 15"D x 4"T.

Create your own wall display with these beautiful baskets—use code BINGA at checkout for 15% off when you buy 3 or more Binga baskets from our Zimbabwe Binga Baskets collection.

About the Artisans:

Binga basket artisan image, shows hands expertly weaving palm leaves and twigs.

In the Binga District of northern Zimbabwe, skilled BaTonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The BaTonga people once farmed fertile land that was flooded by the damming of Lake Kariba, so weavers displaced across the lake demonstrate similar yet clearly distinctive styles.

$125.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve soapstone to create this beautiful one of a kind bowl. Soapstone is un-dyed and showcases the natural grain and coloration of the stone. Polished to a smooth finish, it truly is a work of art!

Only one available. Bowl measures approximately 16"W x 3"T.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful 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.

$195.00

This beautiful hamper features black stripes on a cream background, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 31"T x 18"W (23" tall without lid).

$54.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a gorgeous texture and each basket is a work of art.

One of a kind. Measures 12.5" wide x 2.5" tall. 

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$124.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 13" wide by 3" deep.
Basket 2: 11.5" wide by 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 11.5" wide by 2.5" deep.
Basket 2: 11" wide by 2.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 13" wide by 2.5" deep.
Basket 2: 10" wide by 1.5" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$112.00

These sisal wall baskets are handcrafted in Zimbabwe. Beautiful displayed on a wall or tabletop, the sisal fibers create a unique texture. Each basket is a work of art, handwoven over many hours.

This set of baskets is one of a kind. Sold as a set of 2. You will receive the baskets shown in the photo.

Measurements:
Basket 1: 12.5" wide by 3" deep.
Basket 2: 9.5" wide by 2" deep.

About the Artisans:

These baskets are sourced from the Collaborative Craft Project, a group in Zimbabwe working with local expert weavers and specializing in natural and sustainable materials. Sisal fibers are extracted from the agave sisalana plant and are hand-dyed to create beautiful colors. The dyes are all natural and sourced from trees native to Zimbabwe. Leaves from the Umdwada tree create black dye, Uchane leaves create yellow, Isinga roots and Umhlahlampethu leaves create brown, and other organic matter creates additional earth tones.

$140.00

This petite hamper features monochromatic silver and white diamonds on a black background, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 25"T x 17"W (18" tall without lid).

$195.00

This exquisite hamper features monochromatic silver and white diamonds on a black background, and is ideal for laundry or for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 31"T x 18"W (23" tall without lid).

$195.00

This exquisite hamper features colorful diamonds swirled over a white background, and is ideal for storing blankets and pillows. Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 33"T x 17"W (24" tall without lid).

$215.00

This beautiful, one of a kind hamper features a cascading pattern of blue rectangles on a white background. Think beyond laundry; the XL size means this hamper basket is also ideal for storing blankets and pillows in style.

Handcrafted by skilled Senegalese weavers using plastic strips woven onto dried cattail stalks. Includes braided handles and a fitted lid.

Measures 36"T x 20"W (26" tall without lid).

$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.

$995.00

Talented metal sculptors in Zimbabwe transform used oil drums and other upcycled metal into striking sculptures. This large, 5-foot-tall zebra statue makes a striking addition to the garden!

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

Size: 64" tall x 49" long x 19" wide

Made in: Zimbabwe

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.

$275.00

Add storage with classic style in any room of your home with this set of hamper baskets finished with soft leather trim. The set features two nesting sizes, woven from sustainable natural grasses and black plastic strips repurposed from a prayer mat factory in Dakar, Senegal. These fair trade baskets are made by Wolof women in remote Senegal, who earn a sustainable income through weaving.

Sold as a set of two. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:

Large: 20"T x 19"W

Small: 18"T x 17"W

Crafted from: Typha (cattail) stalks, plastic

Made in: Senegal

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected in size and shape. Read our Statement on Handmade Variation to learn more. Fair trade.

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