Makonde 2 lamp, hand carved in ebony in one piece, Makonde style

By definition, ebony is one of the most precious woods in the world. And when it is used to become an object of African art, its value becomes part of a whole, rich both culturally and artistically.

One such art object is the Makonde 2 lamp, hand-carved from ebony in one piece in the style of the Makonde tribe. More specifically, the focus of this type of carving is on the human being, the connection with other tribe members and the kind of activities that are part of tribal life, which follows its natural course. Just as the natural form of the ebony piece is followed, which takes on the mission of a lamp through the contribution of elegant and refined European design.

A joy and a cause for admiration for anyone who appreciates African tribal art and functionality in equal measure.

Strong short reasons to have it:

  • Unique piece of furniture
  • Unique concept
  • Special design: mix of African art and European/British design
  • High quality
  • Fine details expressing elements of tribal life
  • Long-term investment

About the artwork:

  • Wood: ebony (single piece)
  • Artist: Omary Hamidu Karina
  • Team involved: 3 members
  • Completion time: over 3 months
  • Carving style: Makonde
  • Sculpture height: 97 cm (total 120 cm)
  • Maximum diameter: 22 cm
  • Weight: 7,4 kg

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