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Hand Carved African Elephant Wood Wall Bracket, "Elephant Kingdom"

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Kobina Asmah shares the magnificence of Ghanaian artistry with the design of this wall bracket. He carves the elephant's head by hand from sese wood featuring brass accents on the shelf's border, and embossed aluminum on the face. Using stones for the eyes, Asmah adorns his original design with a plethora of colorful glass beads.

  • 0.94 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 33 cm H x 16 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 13" H x 6.25" W x 4.7" D

  • Sese wood, glass beads, brass, aluminum
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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14

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12/10/2017

"Well worth the wait and we love this carving."

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It took us awhile to get this piece. Could have been it s popularity or whatever. The hand craftsmanship is all I could wish for. A picture posted on Facebook has been liked by all. Kobina Asmah deserves my warmest approval and thanks. This is lovely work.

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Elephant Kingdom, Hand Carved African Elephant Wood Wall Bracket

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10/24/2020

"So happy with this mask"

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I love the dimensions of this mask. Substantial but not overpowering. The bead colors are not quite as bright as pictured but really close. The metal work is superb. Overall gorgeous. I was particularly impressed by the packaging. Coming from Africa, the mask was first wrapped in Kraft wrapping paper, taped at each end, then a second same type wrapping. It was placed in a strong cardboard box that was just the size of the wrapped mask and didnt allow for movement inside. Definite pride by the craftsperson.

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10/17/2020

"Love this Rendition of an iconic theme"

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Go back for what is valuable. Terrific reminder and a beautiful piece.

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12/05/2019

"Adds beauty to my wall every time Iook at it."

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This mask is very well done and is just beautiful. It also has a power about it that is very appealing. Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship.

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05/06/2019

"Ghanaian wood mask, Ashanti Bull"

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04/25/2019

"Beautiful Mask"

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Thank you for the beautiful mask. It fits in perfectly with my art collection.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

With the help of his income from NOVICA, Kobina was able to support his children and their education. They are now grown up and able to support themselves. Kobina sees education as something very important to him and his heart breaks when he sees children walking around or working instead of attending school. He currently helps support four children of single mothers and pays for their education. The oldest one is about to graduate high school and it has been his dream to attend university. Kobina is working hard to save and gather funds to help him achieve his dream and further his education.

Most of Kobina's income is from NOVICA and, although sales have been good recently, a large portion of his income goes to supporting the education of four children. Paying for their education is a huge financial burden but is a constant motivation for him to create and sell more designs.

Kobina Asmah has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of wood, aluminum plates, and sandpaper.

Kobina is a conceptual artist, designer and finisher. He depends on carvers to help him bring his designs to life. Every product purchased helps support him and those he works with.

Kobina started out with very a very humble income and has now been able to increase it every year further enabling him to support himself and his community.

Kobina has two children of his own and helps support the education of four other children in his community.

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

 
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