It’s not too late to spruce up your garden for summer! Take home this metal elephant hand crafted from recycled materials in Zimbabwe and add a splash of color to your outdoor space! http://bit.ly/1lQnRdZ LIKE if you’d love to have this little guy adorn your favorite summer spot! #art #elephant #sustainable #AfricanArt #sustainableart #FairTrade #Africa #recycle #recycledart #Mbare
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
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
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 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.
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.
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