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Planters & Plant Stands

Recycled Metal Ostrich Plant Holders

Swahili Modern


  • 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 sculptures will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

    Large measures 6'T with a basket that measures 21"D x 8.5"T. Small measures 4'8" (56") with a basket that measures 15"D x 6"T. Sizes may vary slightly.

    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 these 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. These are not available for international shipping overseas

    A single small ostrich is often shipped in an oversized box while a large ostrich is shipped on a pallet. Multiple ostriches are shipped on a pallet. Once a pallet is used, the per item shipping cost is reduced overall.

    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.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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