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Drummer Hand Carved Mahogany Sculpture, "Drummer Boy"

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Hand carved from mahogany, a wood prized for its rich lustre and fine grain... more

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Hand carved from mahogany, a wood prized for its rich lustre and fine grain, this sculpture of a man drumming is presented by Ghana's Gelson Avorwlanu. The beauty of this piece is further enhanced by the deft skills of West African artisans, who take great pride in their attention to detail. The drumsticks and tops of the drums are native sese wood.

  • 2.43 kgs
  • 5.4 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 17 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 6.75" W x 9.5" D

  • Mahogany, sese 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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7

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07/17/2020

"Ebony sculpture wild pig"

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beautiful work. well made.

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05/01/2018

"Excellent quality and finish. Beautiful!"

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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.

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11/09/2017

"Its not Ebony but dyed wood"

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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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08/11/2017

"Love This Carving"

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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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08/08/2017

"Beautiful Carving"

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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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05/18/2017

"Happy Hippopotamus Owner"

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This carving is spectacular! The wood is beautiful also. Mr. Avorwlanu should be so proud. I'm so delighted I'm considering a matching elephant or rhino.

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Bold Hippo, Hand Carved Rosewood Hippo Sculpture from West Africa

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Gelson Avorwlanu has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $200.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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