This beautiful stool is hand carved from cedrela wood by artisans in Ghana, then stained with a lustrous black finish. Cedrela is a plantation grown tropical tree that is naturally termite- and rot-resistant. Stools hold great cultural significance in Ghana, and the simple aesthetic of this beautiful piece showcases the elegance of modern West African design.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Artisans in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, handcraft this beautiful tribute to literacy in Africa from bronze, using the lost wax method. A slender feminine figure in a blue skirt and head wrap sits with her legs crossed demurely while she reads a book.
Metal sculptors in Burkina Faso use a lost-wax casting method to create beautiful works of modern African art. Artisans leave a portion of the metal untouched by glaze to allow the expecting couple's lustrous gold attire to shine.
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This beautiful accent table is hand carved from a single piece of tweneboa wood by artisans in Ghana, then stained with a deep black finish. Tweneboa wood is used extensively for crafting drums. The Ashanti hold native trees in sacred regard, and traditionally entreat a tree's spirit before felling. This unique design bridges tradition to modern home decor.
Sold singly. As each handcrafted table is carved from a single piece of wood, filled cracks and variations in grain add to each piece's integrity and uniqueness.
Banana palms thrive in East Africa's tropical climate, and in Kenya and Uganda, a cottage industry centers around transforming strips of banana leaves into ornaments, decor accessories and small gifts. Esther represents a small group of artisans living near Nairobi, Kenya. Their banana fiber palm tree nativity unites the Christian icon with strong elements of East Africa.
Sold singly. Since this is a handcrafted natural item, colors and shapes may vary slightly.