Hippo statue
Hippo statue
Hippo statue
Hippo statue

Hippo statue

R 350.00
A uniquely African sculpture of a hippopotamus with an ostrich eggshell mosaic finish

Broken ostrich eggshells are sourced from hatched ostrich chicks. The shells are fumigated and sanitised to ensure safety when handling.

The shell pieces are carefully selected, placed and adhered to hand-carved wooden pieces, which are carved by Zimbabwean and Zambian artisans.

Once the unique piece has been overlaid with eggshell, it is left to dry overnight. The next step in the process is grouting and cleaning, and following another overnight drying period it is sprayed with a lead-free lacquer, making it perfectly safe to handle and enjoy!

Available sizes

Small ~20 cm
Medium ~24 cm
Large ~28 cm

PLEASE NOTE

Each sculpture is a unique handcrafted piece. Variations should be expected.

Once your order has been placed, a picture along with exact dimensions will be provided

Why African Art?

100%
HANDMADE

All pieces are designed and handmade by African artisans and are unique

JOB
CREATION

Through skills development real and sustainable poverty alleviation is possible

CULTURAL
DEVELOPMENT

Traditional African arts and crafts are advanced through patronage 

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