Culture Sculpture(803 items)
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This prickly character is so clever. I bought one for a gift...then had to have one for myself. Thank you to the fun artist!
This delicate piece arrived lovingly packed and in perfect condition. The art is extraordinary. I love it. Thank you
Both hummingbirds I purchased are wonderful. Some brief instructions would have been helpful (to select which wings went into which hole in what order), but I checked the photo and acted accordingly and it looks great.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Culture Sculpture
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.
Wood Alebrije Tree Frog Sculpture from Mexico, "Lithe Tree Frog"
Working in the folk art style of sculptures, Mexican duo Pablo and Lucy Mendez create this striking addition to your home decor. Carved of copal wood and painted by hand with dot motifs in fiery tones of red, yellow, and orange, a lithe tree frog splays its limbs.
Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.
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.