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Hand-Carved Mpingo Earrings

  • Mozambican artisans transforms scraps of dark mpingo wood into modern African earrings.

    Mpingo is a dense and valuable wood that is often used to create woodwind instruments. All of the mpingo used for these earrings is sustainably and eco-consciously harvested.

  • Mambo works in a family business with his five daughters and is considered one of the most talented wood turners in Africa. Wood turning is the process of using a lathe to sculpt wood that is spinning on a machine. It is a difficult skill to perfect, and Mambo has been able to make many intricate designs because of his talent.