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
Kwanza supports over 800 rural artisans scattered throughout Tanzania with business development, marketing and export services. Over 50 informal community groups make products using naturally-available resources from which women gain financial independence. Training workshops that target men help raise awareness of gender issues.Read more
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