Makonde decorative sculpture, handmade from one-piece ebony in the Makonde style

If this decorative sculpture could be described in two words those would be: balance and connection.

The human life of the Makonde tribe is defined by balance, the characters support each other and grow together while remaining connected. Thus, a natural harmony arises that is captured in this piece of decorative African art, handmade from a single piece of ebony.

The process of making this project was lengthy and the craftsmanship of the carving is also remarkable for the depth it achieves. That’s why this work is so fascinating: because, from any angle you look at it, it borders on perfection.

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
  • Height: 90 cm
  • Maximum diameter: 40 cm
  • Minimum diameter: 20 cm
  • Weight: 14 kg

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