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Unique Santa Claus African Christmas Sculpture, "Father Christmas"

Beloved around the world, Santa Claus is also present in West Africa, where some... more

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Beloved around the world, Santa Claus is also present in West Africa, where some adults dress as Father Christmas, or "Papa Bronya." This is especially popular at events and parties, as Santa is the one who hands out gifts. Ali Mohammed depicts the benevolent character as a sculpture, carved by hand of sese wood with applications of clay to give it an aged look.

  • 0.79 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 52 cm H x 13 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 20.5" H x 5" W x 3.9" D

  • Sese wood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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85

Michele

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09/28/2017

"Santa"

My Children are of mixed race and its nice to see a Christmas decoration depicting Santa as a person of color

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Teree

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04/10/2022

"One of the favorites in my Santa collection."

Beautifully hand crafted. Unique and such a find.

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Robert

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01/22/2022

"A beautiful addition to our collection"

The photo drew my wife and I in. We collect unique Santa s and were looking for an Asian Santa — still an if anyone has a suggestion — when we saw Ali s ‘Father Christmas. We bought it and hoped the piece would be as special as the photo promised . It was. It s a beautiful piece that will remain in our family forever. Love it!

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Bindy

From New England

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04/17/2021

"A great addition to my Santa collection"

Beautiful scupture.

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Pb

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02/12/2021

"Love the design, unique Santa!"

Love this Santa dude, especially his little belly!

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Jo-Ann

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02/03/2021

"Santa"

Beautiful work, would not hesitate buying from this Artist again.

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Evie

From Harrisburg, Pa. USA

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05/13/2022

"LOVE THESE!"

These were my Mothers Day gift and I love them. Very sentimental.

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Fun

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  • Very cute, almost any time

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

Charlene

Verified Reviewer

02/28/2022

"Subtle honor"

It was my honor to wear lovely handcrafted earrings. It is my pleasure to wear these with such a wonderful meaning and a nod to the African artisan who created this. Those in the know heartily compliment me on my choice...thats simply delightful...my heartfelt thanks.

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Erik

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02/14/2022

"Perfect gift for my wife"

My wife absolutely loved this beautiful necklace! She is passionate about the environment so this was the perfect gift! The craftsmanship put into the necklace shows! I couldn t be more pleased!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Valentine's Day

Darcy

Verified Reviewer

01/24/2022

"I wear these everyday"

I love these earrings. They are beautiful and joyful and look great with almost everything! Thank you for them!

Purchased Item:

Anaconda, Sese Wood Snakeskin Motif Dangle Earrings from Ghana

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Mary Jo

From USA

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12/12/2021

"Nicely made"

Just the perfect size to carry lip balm and lipstick in my purse. Very pleased with it.

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Natural Holder, Handcrafted Bamboo Wristlet from Ghana

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Richard

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10/20/2021

"thoughtful gaze"

a thoughtful gaze.

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