Wisdom and Courage: 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 Elephant, representing the virtue of Wisdom, and a Lion, representing the virtue of Courage
  • 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 Elephant and a Lion, two of the noblest creatures of Mother Africa.

In many African cultures, the elephant is often regarded as a symbol of wisdom. Intelligence and memory are two of the many impressive mental capabilities this animal is known for. It is also celebrated for the virtues of honor, prosperity, strength, stability, luck, and patience.

The lion has long been associated with the virtues of bravery, leadership, strength, fearlessness, and courage. They are an apex predator feared in the animal kingdom because of their raw power, strength, and strategic hunting techniques

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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