“I have 5 siblings, and I am the last born of the family. Hardship started hitting my family due to our family size. I had to drop out of secondary school and help my Dad with the carving. I had no help at all. I am known to those around me as very funny, hardworking and tolerant of any issue. Therefore, I never let my family circumstances hold me back. I fought very hard to learn to carve and finish home decor products.
“At one point in my life I took to alcoholism, which I later realized wasn't helping me, and so I stopped. I see life as a challenge; that is, challenging my fears and situations and standing tall as a victor.
“My aim has always been to be the world's number-one artisan. I obtain inspiration from watching television and conducting research online. I design sculptures and home decor accessories with wood and acrylic colors. I polished my skills a little through my master, who from time to time passes work on to me.
“I have the aim of getting married soon and starting my own family. I am determined to carve and create unique designs for NOVICA.”
5 items by Isaac Kamboli
Hand Carved Sese Wood Elephant Sculpture
Snorkel, Hand Carved Sese Wood Elephant Sculpture
Isaac KamboliPlace this whimsical sculpture anywhere you have an empty shelf or table. Ghana's Isaac Kamboli hand carves the elephant head from local sese wood, sands the surface smooth, then paints the sculpture...$139.99
Lion-Themed Sese Wood Walking Stick from Ghana
Lion Companion, Lion-Themed Sese Wood Walking Stick from Ghana
Isaac KamboliSitting in a majestic posture, a lion decorates this walking stick. Ghanaian artisan Isaac Kamboli creates this walking stick, hand-carved from sese wood and given a distressed finish.$99.99
Adam and Eve
Hand-Carved Abstract Romantic Wood Sculpture from Ghana
Adam and Eve, Hand-Carved Abstract Romantic Wood Sculpture from Ghana
Isaac KamboliInspired by the biblical story of Adam and Eve, Ghanaian artisan Isaac Kamboli creates this love-themed sculpture. Hand-carved from a single piece of sese wood, Adam and Eve are depicted in an...$179.99
Wood Wall Sculpture of an African Woman from Ghana
Yaa Asantewaa, Wood Wall Sculpture of an African Woman from Ghana
Isaac KamboliQueen mother of Ejisu during the Ashanti Empire, Yaa Asantewaa is an African historic figure synonymous with resistance against british colonialism. Ghanaian artisan Isaac Kamboli pays homage to Yaa...$79.99
Wufu Dua Pa
Distressed Sese Wood Walking Stick from Ghana
Wufu Dua Pa, Distressed Sese Wood Walking Stick from Ghana
Isaac KamboliArms wrapped around its trunk, a man tries to climb a tree with the help of his friend. Ghanaian rtisan Isaac Kamboli creates this walking stick, hand-carved from sese wood and given a distressed...