Select handcrafted wooden items carved from common wood found naturally in Africa from various African countries on Shopbwana. These wooden carved pieces are individually carved by artists who use their talents to add their individual style to the piece being carved, these items are functional pieces that can be used on a daily basis or just as decorative pieces of wood carved art. It is important to be aware that because of the nature of natural wood and the individual craftsmanship of each piece which is hand-carved and therefore no two pieces are identical, the wood carving will look similar to the picture in size and look with slight variances that are natural and unique to hand-carved items.
Carving is the act of using tools to shape something from a material by scraping away portions of that material. The technique can be applied to any material that is solid enough to hold a form even when pieces have been removed from it, and yet soft enough for portions to be scraped away with available tools.
Carving involves cutting or chipping away a shape from a mass of stone, wood, or other hard material. Carving is a subtractive process whereby material is systematically eliminated from the outside in.
Children of all ages will intuitively recognize the beauty of these miniature works of art. Woodworkers in Lusaka, Zambia, a town known throughout Africa for fine woodwork, carve and paint these animals by hand. The smooth wood is a pleasure for small hands to hold. Use for matching and naming games. They are cognizable African animals Sizes vary from small, medium and large. Selections may vary from those shown. Please note: Because they are hand-carved, some pieces may not stand up. If standing is important, such as for a diorama, an adult may sand feet flat. Please expect slight variations in carving and paint, as with any handmade item.
African Art is a tribal art collection offering one-of-a-kind African masks, figures, furniture and textiles. This collection started from around Zambia, in Southern Africa is a collection of tribal art collectors, African Art is a fun, curated experience for any collector, dabbler, interior designer or anyone interested in tribal art. Whether it’s an indigo-dyed, hand-woven textile or a bronze wax-casted Leopard or a mask, each eccentric piece has a story to tell and a future home to adorn.
The creativity of African carvers shines through on sustainable wood, including wild olive wood, jacaranda, sandalwood, or mpingo, along with traditional gourds.
There are several options of African carved animals available for sale. The range of distinct African carved animals — often made from wood, hardwood and animal skin — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of African carved animals available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of African carved animals to choose from, Folk Art and Mid-Century Modern African carved animals are of considerable interest.