African Elder: African Wooden Walking Stick

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  • Crafted in Tanzania by skilled Makonde artisans. Authentic African art.
  • Carved out of African Mahogany Wood
  • Features an African elder. Reminding us of their role and importance to the community.
  • Measures approximately 36 inches in height.
  • Not a medically approved mobility aid. Created for use as a decorative item or fashion accessory.

An authentic decorative African Walking Stick hand carved by skilled Makonde artisans in Tanzania. It is crafted from African Mahogany wood and features an image of an African Elder.

In many African cultures, the elder holds a position of great significance and plays a crucial role within the community. Elders are respected and revered for their wisdom, knowledge, and life experience. They are seen as the custodians of tradition, culture, and values, passing down their wisdom to younger generations.

The elder serves as a source of guidance, advice, and moral authority. They are often sought after to resolve conflicts, make important decisions, and provide counsel on matters of personal, communal, or spiritual significance. Their words carry weight and are considered invaluable in shaping the direction and harmony of the community.
Elders are also keepers of oral history and ancestral knowledge. They are responsible for preserving and transmitting the customs, stories, and rituals that define the community's identity. By doing so, they ensure the continuity and preservation of cultural heritage for future generations.

Beyond their role as knowledge holders, elders foster a sense of unity, solidarity, and cohesion. They promote values such as respect and harmony.
In some traditional African societies, elders form a council that contributes to decision-making processes, upholding customary laws, and representing the community's interests.

Each walking stick measures approximately 36 inches in height. Is source material of African Mahagony wood is renowned for its qualities of durability, rich colors, lustrous appearance, attractive grain pattern, and stability. It is also sustainable and eco-friendly being sourced from well-managed forests.

The Makonde artisans that create these walking sticks hail from Tanzania, an East African country. They have gained international recognition for their exceptional skill in wood carving, which has been passed down from one generation to the next. Their craftsmanship brings life to the wood, as they intricately sculpt intricate designs and motifs, reflecting their traditions, beliefs, and the natural beauty of their surroundings.

The walking stick's black and brown two-tone colors are achieved through the staining process and lend an air of sophistication and elegance to its appearance. The contrasting shades beautifully highlight the intricate carvings that adorn the cane. Each one is a testament to the Makonde carvers' skill.

Please note that these walking sticks have not been medically approved as a mobility aid. They are meant to be decorative or used as a fashion accessory. They add a touch of African heritage to their wielder and allow their owner to embrace the spirit of Africa. Its presence is sure to captivate the attention of others and spark conversations about its artistry and cultural significance.

Please note that due to its handmade nature, each walking stick may have slight variations in size, color, pattern, and appearance. These variations only enhance its authenticity and uniqueness, making each piece truly one-of-a-kind and a piece of African Art. Infuse your surrounding with the majesty of Mother Africa today!

Edition Each walking stick is hand carved by a Makonde artisan in Tanzania.
Height Approximately 36 inches
Medium African Mahogany Wood
Signed Unsigned
Year Released 2023

Akoma African Accents

A collection of authentic handmade African decor, fashion and jewelery. Perfect for any who appreciates cultural items that are truly unique. Each purchase helps support a local African artisan and their family.

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