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Hand Crafted Wood Sculpture of African Antelopes (Pair), "Bambara Antelopes"

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The noble form of the African antelope is captured in this pair of carvings by George Obeng, representative of the craftsmanship of Sudan's Bambara people. Intricate details seem to direct the curve of the animal's necks, as dagger-like horns extend skywards. This pair, elaborated from mahogany, is sure to offer a sober elegance to any setting.

Obeng is a firm supporter of animal rights and his art serves as a vehicle to express his profound concern for global and local ecology. His work has been exhibited across the world, testifying to the universal resonance of his themes.

  • 2.10 kgs
  • 4.6 lbs
  • 47 cm H x 18 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 18.5" H x 7" W x 3.9" D

  • Mahogany wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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PAMELA

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06/21/2016

"BREATHTAKING!"

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I am exceptionally pleased with these sculptures. I love the meticulous detail, the pretty color of the wood and its fragrance is very nice. I will treasure them as long as I live. Mr. Obeng is a very talented artist. Thank you!!

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Kathleen

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10/01/2020

"Beautiful craftsmanship"

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These bambara antelope are beautifully carved and have a special place in my home.

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Honeybee

From Torrance, California

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01/10/2020

"George Obeng Creates Such Beautiful Carvings!"

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I ordered his Divine Birth In Africa nativity set first and was so amazed at the exquisite detail. Then I ordered the Bambara Antelopes and again was in love with his beautiful carvings. I also ordered Collecting Water, a sculpture in ebony and a table, I Fear Only God. I am so grateful to him for creating such exquisite art at such an affordable price for my enjoyment. Thank you Mr. Obeng.

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Dominique

From San Francisco Bay Area

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04/12/2018

"Stunning Woodwork"

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The Bambara antelopes are truly well crafted. The items are very detailed and more beautiful in person. Thank you.

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Patricia

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03/22/2018

"Beautiful Sculpture"

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The African Antelopes are beautiful. They are exactly as pictured and the detail and care in making these is exceptional.

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Anda

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05/10/2022

"Stunning"

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Absolutely amazing

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James

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05/06/2022

"What a Woman"

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Good carving, good presentation and good experience.

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WILLIAM

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12/16/2021

"Nice Elephant bookends"

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Not quite detailed enough for the price or another star. One trunk was broken and I repaired it.

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Donald W

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06/20/2021

"Bookends - Beautiful and Functional!"

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The carving on these bookends is extraordinary! I just love them! They are both beautiful and functional! They maintain a place of honor on my bookcase! If you are hesitating about purchasing this item, ease your mind and just take a leap of faith- you will not be disappointed!

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Tricia

From Spain

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05/19/2021

"A masterpiece"

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A lovely carved crucifix in mahogany which has already been blessed and is cherished by me.and hope it will be in the generations to follow.

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Ann

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04/10/2021

"Beautiful piece of art"

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Beautiful elephant statue; Many thanks to the artist and to NOVICA!

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Through NOVICA sales, George has been able to pay for his children's education and watch them grow up to become successful in their careers. Although he no longer needs to support his children, he still provides for his granddaughter and his wife. Every order makes an impact on Georges' life because it helps him care for his sweetheart as she recovers from her stroke.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

George creates all of his works with the mission to preserve, promote, and develop. His desire to preserve can be seen through the locally sourced wood he uses and his apprenticeships where he teaches traditional techniques and assist carvers in learning new skills. He promotes and develops his designs through his incorporation of ancient symbols and storytelling into more modern carvings. He hopes his success and designs encourage future generations to practice carving and learn about their ancestors.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

George was one of NOVICA's first artists in West Africa. Although a sustainable income is important to George, his main goal is to share his gift with the world. He sees the sales as a form of appreciation to this gift. In George's view, the appreciation from his art has been growing every year as he sells more and more of his African wood carvings.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

In 1981, George's wife had two ectopic pregnancies. They survived financially with the help of George's income from NOVICA and were able to recover as a couple and a family. In 2018, George's wife suffered from a stroke and now the couple is using his NOVICA income to cover her medical bills as she recovers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

George has trained several people who are now able to support themselves and their families. George also hired two of his former apprentices to be his associates to enable him keep up with the volume of his orders.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

George Obeng has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to purchase new tools and equipment for his workshop.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Media Featured

Media Featured

George's work was featured in the newspaper Spectator on April 12, 1986.

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