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Wood walking stick, "African Elephant"

The power and grace of the African elephant distinguish this beautiful walking... more

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The power and grace of the African elephant distinguish this beautiful walking stick. Hand-carved by George Obeng, it features a handsome combination of dark tan, black and natural sese wood.

  • 0.61 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 100 cm H x 20 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 39" H x 7.75" W x 2" D

  • Sese wood
  • Max user weight: 200 lb. Not intended for heavy-duty or medical use.
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Calvin

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11/07/2018

"Beautiful and practical."

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I own other Novica hand crafted items. All, including this walking stick are nicely done. This will be used as both a piece of art and as an assist with an ankle I broke this summer. I was amazed when it arrived...better than pictured and more sturdy than expected. Thank you Mr. Obeng for caring about your craft.

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African Elephant, Wood walking stick

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Dana

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12/10/2016

"So Beautiful!"

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I bought this for my father for Christmas. I cant wait to give it to him. This cane is not only beautiful, but super sturdy. The piece is of the utmost craftsmanship with beautiful detail. Thank you!!

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African Elephant, Wood walking stick

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

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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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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