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African Christmas

George Obeng
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Add elements of Africa, the motherland, to your Christmas tree and holiday decor!

This box set features six Christmas ornaments that were carved out of wood by master Ghanaian artisan George Obeng. Included will be an image of an African interpretation of Santa Claus, an angel, and four Christian crosses so that you can remember the true reason for the season. 

The ornaments are shipped in a beautiful wood gift box made out of mahogany and ceiba wood. The ornaments range in size from 4.5 to 8 inches. These items are fair trade certified and your purchase helps support African artisans, families, and communities.

Due to each set being handmade and crafted with care there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, and pattern.

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Description

Add elements of Africa, the motherland, to your Christmas tree and holiday decor!

This box set features six Christmas ornaments that were carved out of wood by master Ghanaian artisan George Obeng. Included will be an image of an African interpretation of Santa Claus, an angel, and four Christian crosses so that you can remember the true reason for the season. 

The ornaments are shipped in a beautiful wood gift box made out of mahogany and ceiba wood. The ornaments range in size from 4.5 to 8 inches. These items are fair trade certified and your purchase helps support African artisans, families, and communities.

Due to each set being handmade and crafted with care there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, and pattern.

Specs.
Edition Each Ornament is Hand Made and Crafted with Care
Height Sizes Range from 4.5 to 8 inches
Medium Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 186807
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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