African Wood Sculpture(685 items)
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Perfect anniversary gift
Bought this for my husband for our anniversary. it has pride of place in his study. Absolutely beautiful.
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.
Abdul Aziz Mohamadu Hand-carved African masks
"In 2000, I went into carving and since then I have never regretted it. But I haven't abandoned painting completely either."
Popular African Wood Sculpture
Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads, "My Lovely Bird"$79.99
"This is my lovely bird," confides Kobina Asmah of this amazing sculpture. Turning its head back on itself, this bird becomes the symbol that reminds one to retrieve from the past that which is useful, and carry it forward. Asmah is inspired by the legendary Adinkra symbols of Ashanti origin to carve this spectacular sese wood sculpture. Holding a seed in its beak, the bird has colorful wings studded with recycled glass beads, and etched patterns on its long neck. The base is inlaid with brass motifs.
Original Ebony Wood Sculpture of African Drummer, "Kpanlogo Drummer"$84.99
Artist Lawrence Kattah of Ghana hand-carves this image of a drummer from ebony wood. is a recreational dance and music form from Ghana. It was first played by the Ga ethnic group, most of whom live in and around the capital city, Accra; but it is now performed and enjoyed throughout the country. The artist details the drum beautifully and captures the fluid gestures of the drummer.
Two Wood and Recycled Glass Adinkra Sankofa Bird Sculptures, "Colorful Sankofa"$119.95
Inspired by the Adinkra symbol which means "return and get it," this pair of sculptures is hand-carved of Ghanaian sese wood, depicting two birds that stretch their necks to reach over their backs. One bird has an egg in its mouth and the other has a closed beak. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs this pair of sculptures, elaborating each bird with multicolored paints and vibrant, recycled glass beads.