African Bird Sculpture(43 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Bird Sculpture
Got this for my wife for her birthday several years ago and it still gives pleasure in viewing it, and it draws lots of compliments from guests at our home.
This is very tall and very nice! I love the symbolism of it and it is a great conversation piece. Everyone who enters my house wants to know more about my lovely bird. I will treasure it forever.
Ali Ibrahim Wood sculptures and masks
"I always knew that if I could not climb higher academically, I could make a good life out of this new field of carving. I put all myself into this craft I have found."
My story all began at a tender age when my parents had to move to Nigeria to seek greener pastures and be able to take care of us. I was left in the care of a relative. Initially things... read more
Popular African Bird Sculpture
Adinkra Symbol Bird Wood Sculpture with Glass Beads, "My Lovely Bird"$79.99
"This is my lovely bird," confides Kobina Asmah of this amazing sculpture. Turning its head back on itself, this bird becomes the symbol that reminds one to retrieve from the past that which is useful, and carry it forward. Asmah is inspired by the legendary Adinkra symbols of Ashanti origin to carve this spectacular sese wood sculpture. Holding a seed in its beak, the bird has colorful wings studded with recycled glass beads, and etched patterns on its long neck. The base is inlaid with brass motifs.
Two Wood and Recycled Glass Adinkra Sankofa Bird Sculptures, "Colorful Sankofa"$119.95
Inspired by the Adinkra symbol which means "return and get it," this pair of sculptures is hand-carved of Ghanaian sese wood, depicting two birds that stretch their necks to reach over their backs. One bird has an egg in its mouth and the other has a closed beak. Abdul Aziz Mohamadu designs this pair of sculptures, elaborating each bird with multicolored paints and vibrant, recycled glass beads.
Ghanaian Sankofa Bird Wood Sculptures (Pair), "Ghanaian Sankofa Birds"$99.99
Working in native sese wood, Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates a pair of birds as sculptures. One holds a golden egg while both turn to look behind them. An Ashanti icon, the birds depict a traditional symbol known as the This is understood as "go back to your roots," the message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward.