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Wood sculpture, 'Friendly Mother' - Hand-Carved Mahogany Wood Elephant Sculpture from Ghana

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Hand-Carved Mahogany Wood Elephant Sculpture from Ghana, "Friendly Mother"

byGelson Avorwlanu: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (7)
Trunk raised in a friendly greeting, a beautiful elephant adds to your home... more

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Trunk raised in a friendly greeting, a beautiful elephant adds to your home decor with this sculpture from Ghana. Gelson Avorwlanu hand-carves the creature of mahogany wood, imagining that it might be a mother. Because each one is an individual work of art, there may be slight variations. The tusks are made of plastic.

  • 3.00 kgs
  • 6.6 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 25 cm W x 17 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 9.75" W x 6.75" 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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7

Liwei

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07/17/2020

"Ebony sculpture wild pig"

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beautiful work. well made.

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Marty

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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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Marcelo

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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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Marcis

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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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Mark

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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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Marcis

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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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