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One of a Kind & Limited Edition Decor

From elegant lost wax bronze figures, to unique stone sculpture, to hand-carved wall decor, this collection contains one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces, handcrafted by artisans in Africa.

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$135.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This limited edition elephant sculpture is buffed to reveal the bronze's natural, golden tone.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition with only 2 currently available. Measures 7"L x 5"T x 3"W.

$135.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This limited edition stag sculpture is buffed to reveal the bronze's natural, golden tone.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition with only 2 currently available. Measures 7"T x 5.5"L x 3"W.

$95.00

These limited edition sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This bronze sculpture is a lovely display piece and a thoughtful gift.

Choose from 2 available sculptures: a black oryx, polished to a subtle sheen, or a burnished oryx with bronze tones.

Measures 4"T x 4"L x 1"W.

$115.00

This sculpture is cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This bronze panther, in dark bronze polished to a soft shine, is a lovely display piece and a thoughtful gift.

Only one currently available; you will receive the piece shown in the photos. Measures 6"L x 3"T x 1.5"W.

$180.00

This beautiful deep green stone sculpture depicting a group of four, is handmade in Zimbabwe by Sculptor Luke Jimu. Jimu hand-carves and textures springstone, crafting amazing sculptures.

This sculpture is one of a kind. Measures approximately 13"T x 8"W x 3"D.

About the Artisan:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone

$240.00

This beautiful sculpture depicting an abstract profile, is handmade in Zimbabwe by Sculptor Luke Jimu. Jimu hand-carves and textures springstone, crafting amazing sculptures.

This sculpture is one of a kind. Measures approximately 8"L x 3"W x 16"T.

About the Artisan:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$225.00

This beautiful sculpture depicting a mother and child in motion, is handmade in Zimbabwe by Sculptor Luke Jimu. Jimu hand-carves and textures springstone, crafting amazing sculptures.

This sculpture is one of a kind. Measures approximately 7"L x 3"W x 10.5"T.

About the Artisan:

Zimbabwean artist Luke Jimu works with springstone, which is a prized dark stone that polishes to a high shine because of its density. Most springstone is sustainably sourced and is mined on communal lands for the purpose of sculpting.

Zimbabwe Sculpture Springstone
$34.00

This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

Size: approximately 7" T x 4" W.

About the Artisans:

Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$48.00

This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

Size: approximately 10" T x 4-5" W.

About the Artisans:

Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$48.00

This beautiful abstract elephant sculpture is carved by a Zimbabwean sculptor from locally sourced serpentine stone. The coloration of the stone makes each sculpture entirely unique. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

Size: approximately 10" T x 4-5" W.

About the Artisans:

Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$68.00

Zimbabwean sculptor Farai Nyakanyanza has crafted this abstract sculpture from locally sourced serpentine stone. The green and brown coloration of the stone is highlighted in the highly polished sculpture. This sculpture is one of a kind; you will receive the piece shown.

Size: 7" T x 5" W x 2" D.

About the Artisans:

Stone sculptors from Zimbabwe use the beautiful, naturally patterned serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

$185.00

These one-of-a-kind large, authentic masks are carved in Burkina Faso, where they are used for agricultural ceremonies that promote a healthy harvest.

The mask is affixed to the wearer's head with raffia through the holes on the bottom of the mask, and the rest of the head is generally covered by raffia. The chameleon is often used in ceremonies as it is believed to have magical powers and is held in high regard.

Small Chameleon Mask - 28"L x 7.5"T x 5"W. Large Chameleon Mask - 32"L x 8.5"T x 6.5"W

$325.00

This one-of-a-kind figure depicts a playful baby antelope perched on its mother's back. Featuring hammered metal accents, incised geometric detailing, antler tips finished with leather and animal hair, and red tassels used as nose and ear piercings, this sculpture is intricately and artfully crafted.

Only one available. Carving measures: 41" tall x 11" deep x 4" wide. Figure is mounted on a metal base measuring 6" x 4".

About the Artisans:

The Chiwara, is an antelope figure representative of the development of agricultural traditions and practices. Mythology of the Bambara people of Mali describes the Chi Wara as an antelope who first shared with humanity the practices of farming and harvesting.

$144.00

This limited edition of Namji dolls is carefully hand-carved and intricately decorated with white beadwork, a red accent necklace, and additional decoration crafted from cowrie shells, rope, and wooden beads. Facial features are created with metal accents. The doll is hand-carved from jacaranda wood, which is treated with a combination of woodsmoke and staining. Please note that the woodsmoke treatment does impart a lingering campfire scent that will dissipate with time.

Each Namji doll is similar to the photographs, but may vary slightly due the handmade nature of the item. Size: approx 14-15" tall, 5-6" wide, and 3-4" deep.

About the Artisans:

Namji dolls are carved by an artisan

Originating from the traditional fertility designs of the Dowayo/ Namji ethnic group in northwest Cameroon, these dolls are handcrafted by artisans from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are currently living as refugees in Nairobi, Kenya and have a loyal following in shops throughout East Africa.

$144.00

Crafted by Cameroonian and Congolese refugees living in Kenya, this Namji doll is hand-carved from jacaranda wood and intricately decorated. Details include yellow seeds beads, a white beaded necklace, metal and bead earrings, and additional decoration crafted from cowrie shells, rope, and wooden beads. Facial features are created with metal accents.

The jacaranda wood is treated with a combination of woodsmoke and staining. Please note that the woodsmoke treatment does impart a lingering campfire scent that will dissipate with time.

Each Namji doll is similar to the photographs, but may vary slightly due the handmade nature of the item. Size: approx 14-15" tall, 5-6" wide, and 3-4" deep.

About the Artisans:

Namji dolls are carved by an artisan

Originating from the traditional fertility designs of the Dowayo/ Namji ethnic group in northwest Cameroon, these dolls are handcrafted by artisans from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are currently living as refugees in Nairobi, Kenya and have a loyal following in shops throughout East Africa.

$144.00

Crafted by Cameroonian and Congolese refugees living in Kenya, this Namji doll is hand-carved from jacaranda wood and intricately decorated. Details include yellow seeds beads, a white beaded necklace, metal and bead earrings, and additional decoration crafted from cowrie shells, rope, and wooden beads. Facial features are created with metal accents.

The jacaranda wood is treated with a combination of woodsmoke and staining. Please note that the woodsmoke treatment does impart a lingering campfire scent that will dissipate with time.

Each Namji doll is similar to the photographs, but may vary slightly due the handmade nature of the item. Size: approx 14-15" tall, 5-6" wide, and 3-4" deep.

About the Artisans:

Namji dolls are carved by an artisan

Originating from the traditional fertility designs of the Dowayo/ Namji ethnic group in northwest Cameroon, these dolls are handcrafted by artisans from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are currently living as refugees in Nairobi, Kenya and have a loyal following in shops throughout East Africa.

$250.00

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.

$250.00

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.

$76.00

This hand-carved wooden elephant sculpture, by Richard of the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, adds the earthy, exotic feel of safari lodge decor to your home. The natural wood is left undyed and is accented with burnt detailing.

The large elephant on the stand is 10"L x 12.5"T to trunk x 4" wide and the small is 7"L x 6"T x 3" W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We work with an amazing co-op in Kenya, the Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative, a group of woodcarvers of all ages who work in an open-air workshop in Nairobi. This environmentally-responsible group takes care to legally procure all types of African wood used in their products, and they are skilled at using all parts of the tree in their artwork.

Gikomba Wood Carving Cooperative
$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.

$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.

$150.00

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 18"W x 4.5"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.

$144.00

This metallic Ubuntu bowl features 6 women holding hands around the rim in a spirit of unity, wearing traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs. In Africa, the definition of an individual is community-based, thus the word Ubuntu represents “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”

This bowl is limited edition. Size: 7"T x 10”W. Bowl measures 4"T x 8"W.

The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.  

$675.00

Hand-carved from fragrant sandalwood, this sculpture depicts a four-person family as they head to market. The sculpture is a stunning statement piece at nearly 4 feet tall.

The sculpture features the traditional carving style of Mozambican art. African fabric detailing creates the mother's headdress and baby sling, adding color and texture to the sculpture.

Measures 45"T x 14"W. One of a kind; only one sculpture is available.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$875.00

Hand-carved from fragrant sandalwood, this beautifully detailed sculpture depicts a pregnant mother and her children, including a baby in a sling.

The sculpture features the traditional carving style of Mozambican art, and includes African fabric detailing.

Measures 45"T x 15"W. One of a kind; only one sculpture is available.

About the Artisans:

GreenArte is a talented and diverse pool of Mozambican wood carvers who specialize in creating figures, boxes, dishes and jewelry from sustainably sourced mpingo, sandalwood, pau ferro and cimbirre. Their focus is on using environmentally-sound materials and furthering artistic advancement in Mozambique.

 
$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.

This is an oversized item that requires a pallet to ship and will incur additional shipping costs. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

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.

$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 statement 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 scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

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.

$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. 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.

$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 67" tall x 48" long x 12" 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. 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.

$288.00

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.

$115.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a beautiful figure holding a walking stick and a vessel. She wears a turquoise blue headwrap, many necklaces, and a layered dress.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures approximately 8.75"T x 3.5"W x 3"D.

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$68.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a seated mother and child.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures approximately 7"T x 4 1/2"D x 4"W.

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$115.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a figure with a walking stick, carrying a bundle of kindling.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures approximately 8.5"T x 3"W x 3"D.

$275.00

These radiant sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. This sculpture features a tall standing figure with a bow-shaped headdress, flowing dress, and jewelry of polished bronze.

A beautiful gift, this figure is limited edition. Measures 18"T x 5"W x 3.5"D.

$650.00

This substantial elephant sculpture is made from hundreds of discarded flip flops that have been hand-formed, carved, and cemented together by artisans in Kenya.

These statement sculptures are a colorful and eco-friendly way to recycle flip flops that would otherwise litter urban Nairobi or sit in landfills. We work directly with a small co-op of Kenyan artisans who collect, clean and transform foam footwear into bold modern safari art sculptures.

This sculpture is one-of-a-kind and you will receive the elephant shown in these photos. Measures 45" long (tail to tip of trunk); 22" tall (body) and 33" tall (to tip of trunk); and 16" wide. Recommended for indoor display only.

This oversized sculpture ships on a pallet, and extra shipping fees are required. Please scroll down for more information, and email us at info@swahilimodern.com with any questions.

About the Artisans:

In Kenya, artisans convert discarded flip flops into one-of-a-kind art. Operating from a small Nairobi workshop, the dedicated group offers employment and creative opportunities while also keeping flip flop foam out of the landfills.

Flip flop artisans in Nairobi workshop

About Shipping:

Shipping for oversized 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

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: 30" long x 7" wide x 7" tall

$250.00

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: 32"L x 7"W x 10" T

$295.00

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.

Note: there is a small hole as a result of knot in the wood.

Size: 44"L x 7"W x 7"T

$275.00

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: 36"L x 8"W x 8"T

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