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Recycled Spark Plug Musicians

Swahili Modern


  • Handmade in Burkina Faso using discarded, cleaned, and varnished spark plugs, these unique sculptures retain their original color coding. A firm metal base makes each sculpture freestanding.

    Trombonist measures 4.5"L x 2.5"W x 6" T. Drummer measures 4"L x 5.5"W x 5"T. Marimba Man measures 2.5"L x 3"W x 6"T.

  • 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..

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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