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Painted Tin Animals

Tin art straight from Zimbabwe! Mukankha brothers painted tin animal creations are pieces of recycled tin art that will make you smile.

Tiny Tin Praying Mantis, $7

Tiny Tin Praying Mantis

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Tiny Tin Butterfly, $7

Tiny Tin Ant, $7

Large Tin Buffalo $36.00. The cape, or African, buffalo may reach 7 ft in length, weigh more than 1,500 lb, and reach a height of 5 ft at the shoulder.  Cape buffalo gather in herds of up to a thousand animals.  They are aggressive and powerfully built, and can easily fend off the attack of a lion.

Large Tin Crocodile, $36.

Large Tin Sable, hand painted in Zimbabwe. $36

Large Tin Tortoise, hand painted in Zimbabwe. $36

Large Tin Elephant - Handmade from tin in Zimbabwe. $36

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Small Tin Warthog $24.00. You never knew warthogs could be so cute!  Even cuter is the fact that ours are hand painted and made from recycled tin cans by artisans in Zimbabwe.  Thats what we call eco-cute!

Small Tin Hippo $24.00. Who can resist such a happy hippo?  She is smiling because she was hand painted and handmade with love from recycled soda cans by artists in Zimbabwe.

Elephant Mask Wall Hanging | Handmade in Zimbabwe from recycled tin cans. $58.00

Elephant Masks – Hand Painted & Colorful Hanging Tin Masks

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Large Tin Rhino $36.00. An enormous and strong animal, the rhinoceros symbolizes vigilance and calm. Rhinos are mostly passive creatures, preferring to roam their wide-open grassy spaces in contemplative solitude. They are known for their maternal loyalty, caring and voracious protection of their young. Rhino animal symbolism reminds us to appreciate the expansive bounty we have around us. Made from recycled tin cans in Zimbabwe.

Large Tin Giraffe $36.00. The giraffe is a graceful animal whose long neck represents the ability to be visionary while still viewing the past and present. As the tallest mammal in the world, the giraffe teaches us to increase our understanding by viewing life from all angles. The heart of the giraffe is large. In some African traditions, a giraffe symbol is taken to every meeting to assure that the understandings of the heart are addressed as well as the understandings of the head.

Large Tin Baboon | Handmade in Zimbabwe. $36.00. Old tin cans and other scraps of metal from businesses in the industrial area of Harare are turned into these delightful sculptures by these artists using snips, pliers, and hammers.

Small Tin Elephant. The elephant signifies strength, royalty, dignity, patience, wisdom, longevity, and happiness. Highly revered for its intelligence, the elephant also has a strong sense of loyalty and community. A powerful symbol of good fortune, keeping a lucky elephant in your home is thought to protect you from bad luck and stimulate prosperity in your life. Height: 4.5" Length: 7" Width: 3.5" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe. $24.00

Tiny Tin Tortoise. Tortoise is a symbol of wisdom, creation, steadfastness and tranquility. It is also a powerful totem for protection, as withdrawing into its shell is an amazing self-defense mechanism. Due to its long lifespan, it represents longevity and stability. In African fairy tales, the tortoise is the most clever animal. Height: 1" Length: 2.5" Width: 2" Artist:  sculpted by Joseph Thomas, painted by Yeukai Tanyara Made In: Zimbabwe. $7.00

Large Tin Kudu. Kudus symbolize speed, great leaps, protection, camouflage and solitary endeavors. Males have long, spiral horns which can grow as long as 72 inches, making 2 1/2 graceful twists. These beautifully shaped horns have long been prized in Africa for use as musical instruments, honey containers and symbolic ritual objects. Height: 10.5" Length: 11" Width: 4" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe $36.00

Antelope Mask Wall Hanging. African masks should be seen as part of a ceremonial costume, and animals are common subjects in African masks. Animal masks connect people with the spirit world that traditional African beliefs say inhabit the forests and open savannas. An animal is also a symbol of specific virtues. In African mythology, the antelope symbolizes vivacity, velocity, beauty and visual sharpness. Height: 17" Width: 7.5" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe $58.00

Zebra Mask Wall Hanging. African masks should be seen as part of a ceremonial costume, and animals are common subjects in African masks. Animal masks connect people with the spirit world that traditional African beliefs say inhabit the forests and open savannas. An animal is also a symbol of specific virtues. The zebra represents beauty in individuality and integration of opposites. Height: 17" Width: 7.5" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe $58.00

Zebra Ornament. $12.00. The zebra teaches us the beauty in individuality. The zebra's distinctive stripes serve as a protective camouflage against predators. This dynamic animal helps us to both maintain our individuality and be supportive members of our communities. The stripes also represent integration of opposites, enabling us to see a deeper truth. Height: 2.5" Length: 3.5" Width: 1" Artist: Daniel Thomas, painted by Khumbalani Muraga Made In: Zimbabwe

Elephant Ornament. The elephant signifies strength, royalty, dignity, patience, wisdom, longevity, and happiness. Highly revered for its intelligence, the elephant also has a strong sense of loyalty and community. A powerful symbol of good fortune, keeping a lucky elephant in your home is thought to protect you from bad luck and stimulate prosperity in your life. Height: 2.75" Length: 4" Width: 2" Artist: Daniel Thomas, painted by Khumbalani Made In: Zimbabwe $12.00

Tiny Tin Chameleon. The chameleon symbolizes use of color as camouflage, survival, patience, and using the sun as a source of power. Due to its ability to change color in order to blend in with its environment, the chameleon is a common symbol of transformation. According to the beliefs of the Senufo people of Ivory Coast a chameleon is one of the five animals present at the creation of the world. Height: 2.5" Length: 4.5" Width: 2" Artist: Joseph Thomas Made In: Zimbabwe $7.00

Large Tin Praying Mantis. The praying mantis was a symbol of God to the African bushmen. They believed it was a manifestation of God, and when they saw one, they tried to discern its message. The word "mantis" comes from the Greek word for "prophet," and is a reference to mystical or spiritual powers. The praying mantis relates to stillness, quiet, calm, patience and balance. Height: 8" Length: 3" Width: 8" Artist: Mkankha Brothers Made In: Zimbabwe $28.00