African Wood Carvings

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African Wood Carvings – there has always been a fascination with the human figure in African art and it’s typically the primary theme for both ancient and modern African wood carvings. Another common African wood carving theme is the combination of both human and animal figures, which show the close relationship between an African and nature. Most of the wood carvings of Africa are made from ebony wood, an exceptionally dense and beautiful wood found only in the Sahara desert regions of Africa. African ebony wood has a fine texture and ability to polish very smoothly. The carvers use simple hand tools to produce the finest works of art sold here. The African wood sculptures are very significant and integral part of traditional African culture. The statues of the African people typically reflect symbols of their ancient past, as well as the daily lives of the African village people. A representation of kings, queens, fertility, love and tribal markings are also very common. The complex African wood carvings express important social, spiritual and moral values. African sculptures are a wonderful way to bring the spirit of Africa into your home decor. African art today is still a beautiful and unique art form that cannot be imitated. Most of the African wood carvings that we showcase here are produced in countries like Ghana and Kenya.
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