Makonde 3 lamp, hand carved in ebony in one piece, Makonde style

One of the most precious dense woods in the world is ebony. But in our opinion, when it is used to become an African art object, its value is all the greater.

One such art object is the Makonde 3 lamp, hand carved from a whole piece of ebony 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 tribesmen and the kind of activities that are part of the natural course of tribal life. Just as the natural shape of the ebony piece is followed during the process of creation, which is by no means a simple one, considering the depth and precision of the hand carving.

And with the contribution of the elegant and refined European design, the Makonde 3 lamp also gets functionality. That’s why it becomes a real source of ongoing delight for anyone who appreciates authentic and useful African tribal art at the same time.

Strong short reasons to have it:

  • Unique piece of furniture
  • Unique concept
  • Special design: mix of African art and European/British design
  • Superior 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: 80 cm (total 100 cm)
  • Maximum diameter: 23 cm
  • Weight: 9,5 kg

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