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

Hand carved from a whole piece of ebony using traditional tools, the Makonde lamp belongs to the carving style specific to the Makonde tribe. Through elements that express the life of the tribesman and the connection between tribe members, the lamp takes on a higher mission than its functionality and speaks of tradition and African culture.

It is a vertical, luminous and precious piece of history altogether – especially as ebony is one of the most expensive types of wood in the world.

But without the European contribution of refined, modern design with British influences, this page would not be accessible. That’s why we’re convinced that the Makonde lamp is also our way of showcasing African tribal art and making it part of everyone’s life who truly appreciates it.

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
  • Carving height: 98 cm (total 118 cm)
  • Maximum diameter: 22 cm
  • Weight: 7,5 kg

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