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Recycled Sculptures

Typically discarded items such as soda pop cans, bottle caps, spark plugs, and even natural materials such as pine cones and seedpods are turned into whimsical art pieces by African artisans.

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$54.00

These striking zebra sculptures have been transformed from used oil drums by talented metal sculptors in Zimbabwe, forming metal ribbons for their bodies. Each zebra is finished with varnish to protect against the elements.

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.

Size: [Small] 12"L x 3.5"W x 12"T; [Large] 16"L x 6"W x 17"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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
$58.00

These detailed sculptures from Senegal are crafted from recycled beer and soda cans, along with other recycled materials. Each vehicle includes delightful details, such as moving side mirrors, working wheels, and accessories in the top rack.

A wonderful example of recycled art, these unique sculptures are a must-have for collectors and Land Rover enthusiasts.

Choose from Small or Large. Approximate measurements: Small 8"L x 6"T x 4"W, Large 9"L x 7"T x 4.5"W. Due to the handmade and recycled nature of this item, variation is expected. For example, logo placement will vary on each vehicle, and the types of cans used for accessories will vary.

Not recommended for use as a toy.

About the Artisans:

Senegalese artisan Boubacar excels at transforming discarded metal into wildly creative modern art. Boubacar's knack for cleverly highlighting commercial text from aluminum cans makes each of his creations a folk art masterpiece.

$58.00

These modern African sculptures portray the incredible width of the baobab trunk and its many top branches.

Handmade in Kenya using metallic wire by the talented artisan Wanduta, each tree has malleable branches so that you can adjust the its final form.

Small measures 10"T. Large measures 19"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, some variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

We met Wanduta at the Friday Market in Nairobi where his bright designs immediately caught our eye. Wanduta works almost exclusively with recycled pop cans and beads. His work, like his personality, is vibrant and joyful, and is work is 100% eco-friendly.

$32.00

Handcrafted from recycled paper, glue and wire, this charming sculpture features a man biking a load of chickens to sell at market. Artfully crafted, this brightly colored piece is sustainably sourced and a wonderful addition to the home.

Measures 7"L x 3"W x 7"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of each sculpture, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisan:

Chrispen is a creative Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.

$22.00

These unique folk art giraffe sculptures, re-purposed from African seed pods, then hand painted a bright yellow with whimsical details, are created by Zimbabwean artisans.

Size: 1.5"L x 1.5"W x 6.5"T. Sizes and style may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$22.00

These fun folk art giraffe sculptures, created by re-purposing African seed pods by Zimbabwean artisans, are hand painted a bright orange with whimsical details.

Size: 1.5"L x 1.5"W x 6.5"T. Sizes and style may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$22.00

These fun folk art giraffe sculptures painted pink are created by re-purposing African seed pods by Zimbabwean artisans.

Size: 1.5"L x 1.5"W x 6.5"T. Sizes and style may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$22.00

These unique folk art turkey sculptures, re-purposed from dried pine cones and hand painted with whimsical details, will grace any tablescape for the fall season.

Size: 3"L x 2.5"W x 4"T. Sizes and style may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$22.00

Created from dried African seed pods, these unique folk art penguin sculptures are hand painted with whimsical details by Zimbabwean artisans.

Size: 2"L x 2"W x 4.25"T. Sizes and styles may vary slightly since natural products are used.

About the Artisans:

Art, in its many forms, always draws both the creator and the observer together. Using readily available natural material such as pine cones and local seed pods, artisans from Zimbabwe rely on their creative spirit to handcraft these whimsical sculptures.

$30.00

Our unique spark plug sculptures are handmade in Burkina Faso using discarded, cleaned, and varnished spark plugs. No two sculptures are the same, with each spark plug retaining their original color coding. A firm metal base makes each sculpture freestanding.

Measures approximately 3"L x 3"W x 6"T.

About the Artisans:

The Ilboudo brothers lead a small team of metal artisans in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Originating from an artisan incubator known as Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou (VAO), the artists create a series of amusing portrayals of everyday life from spark plugs and recycled metal for both local sale and export. Their whimsical recycled art reflects the light-hearted nature of many Burkinabe people and appeals to collectors around the world..

$38.00

Colorful oil drums are transformed into sweet little pig sculptures for the home and garden by Zimbabwean sculptor Adam Mvumbu. Each sculpture is finished with varnish to protect against the elements. However, some weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Designs and colors will vary, depending on oil drums used.

Size: [Small] 7"L x 3"W x 4"T; Large] 14"L x 6"W x 8"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

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
$32.00

Charming penguin sculptures are handcrafted out of recycled metal by talented artisans in Zimbabwe. Choose from 3 sizes. Whether displayed singly or in groupings, these penguin pals are a charming addition to your outdoor decor.

Please note that weathering should be expected if the sculpture is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

Approximate Sizes: [Small] 5.5"T x 5W x 6"D [Medium] 7"T x 5.5"W x 6"D [Large] 10"T x 7"W x 7.5"D.

About the Artisans:

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
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