African Wood Sculpture(68 items)
Welcome to the African Wood Sculpture Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on African Wood Sculpture
Beautiful hand carving
I was very impressed with the quality of the wood carving with the giraffe. Very excited to have it displayed in my house.
A beautiful set
I bought the twin dolls as a gift for my daughter who is trying to have a baby. She loves them and has already displayed them on her shelf. I?ll let you know if they worked!
By Leslie A
The Perfect Gift
I purchased Abstract Thinker for my brother for his birthday. My order shipped promptly, arrived safely and beautifully giftwrapped. My brother loves it! I will definitely purchase more pieces from this artist.
Bright Kofi Agbetey Hand-carved sculptures
"I earned very well at this market through the sale of my work, which afforded me the opportunity to further my education, and also assist my younger siblings through school."
"I started to learn the skill of carving at age 12 when I’d go to visit my father, Mr. Samuel Komla Agbetey at his workshop when I returned from school. I... read more
Popular African Wood Sculpture
Fertility Doll Wood Sculpture from Africa, "Comforter"
Beautifully feminine, an fertility doll symbolizes the force of tradition. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Nana Frimpong carves the lovely doll that also represents beauty and wisdom.
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 Wooden Sculpture of Hand Holding Egg, "Authority is Like an Egg"
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.
Ebony wood sculpture, "Basket Lady"
Wearing only a sarong around her waist, a woman effortlessly walks with four baskets piled high atop her head. She only needs one hand to hold them steady as she poses for the artist while he crafts her anonymous sculpture. Francis Agbete hand-carves her image from ebony, masterfully creating a sculpture of flowing lines and infinite beauty.