African Wood Sculpture(640 items)
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A wonderful gift
I purchased this piece as a birthday gift for a friend who said he always wanted to visit Ghana. Now he has piece of Ghana in his home. This item was definitely one of a kind. I cant wait to purchase another one.
This is very tall and very nice! I love the symbolism of it and it is a great conversation piece. Everyone who enters my house wants to know more about my lovely bird. I will treasure it forever.
These look great anywhere! They are a conversation piece as everyone wants to know where I acquired them and then I share the symbolism of the birds reaching back. They could go anywhere in my house because they look formal enough for a nice dining room.
Raymond Yaw Afari Wood sculptures
“I became interested in the arts while in school. I was taught by my own brother at the Aburi craft village. I... read more
Popular African Wood Sculpture
African Hand Carved Wood Kneeling Giraffe Sculpture, "Kneeling Giraffe"$99.95
Artist Abdul Aziz Mohamadu carves this elegant giraffe statuette by hand from sese wood. Trained as a painter, Abdul now also runs his own carving studio and plans to one day open an art academy. The artisan's attention to detail is evident in the graceful curve of the giraffe's neck and its gentle gaze.
Hand Carved Wood Sculpture of Family from Ghana, "Mother's Children"$94.99
Hoping to become one of the greatest artists in Africa, Ghana's Raymond Yaw Afari uses his work to help continue his education. Carving this sculpture by hand from local sese wood, he names it in Akan, meaning "mother." A strong, motherly figure holds hands with three children in this piece, reflecting the beauty in family.
Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture of Hand Holding Egg, "Authority is Like an Egg"$79.99
Perched gently yet firmly within the fingers, this egg can by symbolic of many different things. The Ghanaian artist George Obeng carves this sculpture with a powerful African proverb in mind, however, likening authority to an egg because if held too tightly, the egg will shatter. Conversely, if the egg is held too loosely between the fingers, it will slip and fall. The sculpture is hand carved and finished with a strikingly dark shade of acrylic paint and mansion polish.