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Lion Bookends

George Obeng
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Description

A set of authentic African bookends fashioned in the shape of a lion. The lion is a symbol of majesty, strength, courage, and justice. The lioness is frequently considered the Great Mother and a symbol of protection.

The lion bookends are meant to serve as guardians of your library and represent strength and personal power.

Carved by hand by master artisan George Obeng and his team of artisans in Ghana. Fashioned out of cedarwood with intricate detailing. Each bookend measures 8.75 inches (Height) x 5.5 inches (Width) x 5.25 inches (Depth). Weighs approximately 1.9lbs. A great way to add some treasures from African to your home decor.

Your purchase helps to support an African artisan, their family and their extended team. 

Each item is handmade so there may be slight and subtle differences in size, color and pattern. These slight differences are what makes each bookend set unique and a true work of art.

$139.99

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Description

A set of authentic African bookends fashioned in the shape of a lion. The lion is a symbol of majesty, strength, courage, and justice. The lioness is frequently considered the Great Mother and a symbol of protection.

The lion bookends are meant to serve as guardians of your library and represent strength and personal power.

Carved by hand by master artisan George Obeng and his team of artisans in Ghana. Fashioned out of cedarwood with intricate detailing. Each bookend measures 8.75 inches (Height) x 5.5 inches (Width) x 5.25 inches (Depth). Weighs approximately 1.9lbs. A great way to add some treasures from African to your home decor.

Your purchase helps to support an African artisan, their family and their extended team. 

Each item is handmade so there may be slight and subtle differences in size, color and pattern. These slight differences are what makes each bookend set unique and a true work of art.

Specs.
Edition Hand Made
Height 8.75 inches
Length 5.5 inches
Medium Cedar Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 109688
Width 5.25 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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