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Wood & Gourd Carving

Mozambican Women Sandalwood Pencil Holder

Swahili Modern


  • This functional hand-carved cup, created by artisans in Mozambique with sustainably harvested sandalwood, is anything but just utilitarian! Using fragrant sandalwood, artisans incorporate the inner bark to add texture to the beautiful sculpture's design. The rural women carved into the back of the cup are adorned with head wraps of colorful kitenge cloth.

    The holder retains the rich fragrance of the sustainably harvested sandalwood.

    Measures 8.5"T x 4.5"D; size may vary slightly.

  • Mabanda is a wood carving artist from Mozambique who works and resides in a carver community. He was born into a family heritage of carving, which has helped him to become one of Mozambique's most talented woodcarving artists. Mabanda has a workshop on his home plot and frequently works with his brothers, Sergio and Santinho.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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