This beautiful saluting elephant is hand carved from ebony. Ebony is an exceptionally hard and beautiful black wood found in sub-Saharan Africa. It has a high density, fine texture and can be polished very smoothly. Tanzania is home to some of the higest quality ebony available and artisans from Kwanza use it to create a range of traditional and contemporary carvings. Hand crafted by skilled artisans working with Kwanza Collection Company Ltd, our fair trade partner in Tanzania.
Kwanza Collection Company
The rural artisans of Kwanza cover a wide area of Tanzania, but come together as more than 50 community groups to produce a range of unique handicrafts using naturally-available resources. Artisans access training in gender awareness issues, business development, and marketing and export services to further their financial independence.Read more
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