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African Antelopes Artisan Crafted African Antelope Sculptures (Set of 5)

African Antelopes Artisan Crafted African Antelope Sculptures (Set of 5)

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-221397

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Carved by hand from precious teak wood, animals of Africa come alive in Bright Kofi Agbetey's talented hands. A family of five antelopes graze together on the savanna. 'Antelopes are adorable animals and I like their calm nature,' the artisan confides.

  • materials: Teak wood
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
Largest piece: 2.8 in. H x 3 in. W x 1.2 in. D; Smallest piece: 1.6 in. H x 2.2 in. W x 0.8 in. D

Artisan Information

Bright Kofi Agbetey

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I am a wood carver who is objective and respectful. Bright Kofi Agbetey is my name, and I was born on 9th January 1981 in Accra.

I started to learn the skill of carving at age 12 when I’d go to visit my father, Mr. Samuel Komla Agbetey at his workshop when I returned from school. I observed closely what he and his team made and I must admit I was surprised at how they could turn wood into such beautiful items. I developed an interest in knowing more and also willing to learn how I could try my hands at it. Gradually I was taken through the basic training. I was a business student in senior high school but upon completion, my father could not further my education due to financial reasons. Since I had learned how to carve, I decided to veer into that rather than be an idealist.

"I worked with my father at his workshop for about three years. During this period, I was allowed to sell the items I could craft and this offered me the opportunity to buy my own tools to be able to set up on my own.

"I finally got a place of my own in a location where lots of people including foreigners come to purchase hand-carved items. I earned very well at this market through the sale of my work, which afforded me the opportunity to further my education, and also assist my younger siblings through school. Through this craft I have been able to build a shelter for my family.

"I have also had the opportunity to train several students who study art in school and wanted to improve skills whiles still schooling.

"My inspiration comes from my wife, children and friends. My hopes, plans and dreams for the future are to build an art and crafts college where interested youths can be trained to improve their living standard in the country."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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