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Gelson Avorwlanu

Hand-carved wood sculptures in West Africa

"I am a quiet, jovial person and I was raised in a family of carvers. I learned my skills from my father and grandfather who were both master woodcarvers."

Update (November, 2019)“I have been part of this success story now for 6 years. NOVICA has improved my creative skills. The way I design has to a large extent improved. My products tended to crack a... read more

23 items by Gelson Avorwlanu

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Jessica

From Houston/Tx/USA

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10/15/2021

"A new family friend"

This is delightful and so well done.

Best Uses

  • Lives on the mantle

Purchased Item:

Soulful Hippo, Mahogany Wood Hippo Sculpture from Ghana

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas

Liwei

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07/17/2020

"Ebony sculpture wild pig"

beautiful work. well made.

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Marty

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05/01/2018

"Excellent quality and finish. Beautiful!"

This was a surprise for my wife who loves hippos. I waited a number of weeks for it to make it to the US. The quality of the sculpture is outstanding, with great shape, color and finish. It looks just like the picture shown on the Novica website.

Purchased Item:

Wechiau Hippo, Hand Carved Mahogany Hippo Statuette from Ghana

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Marcelo

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11/09/2017

"Its not Ebony but dyed wood"

Ebony is a very costly wood. When I received the sculpture, I was surprised with the weight. Ebony is heavy because dense. This peace is not heavy. Its not ebony I think to myself. But I could be wrong. So I decided to sand the sculpture: unfortunately it was a dyed wood, colorized with black painted. I paid very much and the wood is not Ebony.

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Hardy Rhinoceros, Handcrafted Mahogany Wood Rhinoceros Sculpture from Ghana

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Marcis

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08/11/2017

"Love This Carving"

This ebony rhinoceros is wonderful. I have another carving by Mr. Avorwlanu, a rosewood hippopotamus. Love it also.

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Decorative

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Hardy Rhinoceros, Handcrafted Mahogany Wood Rhinoceros Sculpture from Ghana

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Mark

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08/08/2017

"Beautiful Carving"

I am very happy with this piece. I love the size and you captured this magnificant animals gentle grazing stance perfectly. Love it.

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Hardy Rhinoceros, Handcrafted Mahogany Wood Rhinoceros Sculpture from Ghana

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