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Rhino Bookends

George Obeng
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A set of authentic African rhinoceros bookends. These bookend were carved by hand by master artisan George Obeng in Ghana. There were fashioned out of cedar wood and feature intricate detailing. Each bookend measures 8.75 inches (Height) x 5.75 inches (Width) x 5.75 inches (Length). A great way to add some treasures from African to your home decor.

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support George Obeng and his family.

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Description

A set of authentic African rhinoceros bookends. These bookend were carved by hand by master artisan George Obeng in Ghana. There were fashioned out of cedar wood and feature intricate detailing. Each bookend measures 8.75 inches (Height) x 5.75 inches (Width) x 5.75 inches (Length). A great way to add some treasures from African to your home decor.

This item is Fair Trade Certified and each purchase helps support George Obeng and his family.

Specs.
Edition Hand Made
Height 8.75 inches
Length 5.75 inches
Medium Cedar Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 109693
Width 5.75 inches
George Obeng
George Obeng was born on March 30, 1952. His carvings are realized primarily in ebony wood, as the material is endowed with innate strength and beauty that requires no chemical enhancement. Mahogany, odum (oak), sese, and odanta are other woods he employs, although these need to be treated for preservation. Obeng prefers to leave his ebony carvings unpolished, he says, "Because the beauty and natural sheen of the wood in nature is left on perpetual display." The artist is motivated to carve by one principal theme: "Recording the events" of his time. As an animal rights activist and a committed vegetarian, wildlife plays an integral role in his work, such as the tenderness of the butterfly, the mischief of the monkey, the slowness of the snail, and the vivacious character of the bird. Each of his carvings is a poignant reminder of this critical juncture in the preservation of the global environment and communal ecology.
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