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Gordon Adu

Hand-carved wood art in West Africa

He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents.

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25 items by Gordon Adu

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"Impressive Sculpture"

This Maroon Lion sculpture is even more impressive in reality than the photo; I was delighted with my purchase! The colours are really vibrant with intricate carvings, and it has a substantial and weighty feel to the piece. I highly recommend this artist.

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Maroon Lion, Sese Wood Lion Sculpture in Maroon from Ghana

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"Beautiful and majestic!"

The power in her eyes and the strength in the jawline jump out!

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Village Queen, Handcrafted Ghanaian Wood Mask from Africa

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"What a GREAT monkey carving!"

This monkey is absolutely Beautiful & is most Unique! A perfect addition to my Collection! Just Excellent! MZ

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Mischievous Monkey, Hand-Carved Sese Wood Monkey Sculpture from Ghana

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I bought this for a 50th wedding anniversary and vow renewal gift for a very special couple. I wanted something unique and meaningful. I was very excited to find these carvings online. When I opened the package I was shocked...and not in a good way. The painting is sloppy and the carving is nondescript. It looks NOTHING like the picture. You cant even tell that it is a heart they are holding. There is NO WAY I can give this to them as a gift. I would be mortified. It looks so cheap. I am SO DISAPPOINTED! I wish I could have given it zero stars. I have no idea how I am going to come up with another gift in such a short amount of time now.

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Cheap and sloppy.

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"Interesting conversation piece."

This sculpture describes my struggles with relationship. To me it represents patience, true love and with communicating one can reach true happiness and love, the true struggles of relationships, is what this sculpture represents for me. Thank you for the wonderful hand craved piece. It is a special piece that compliments my collection .

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Made a great gift! Crafted by a very talented artist.

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Mounted Horse, West African Sese Wood Horse Head Wall Mask

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