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Large Hand-carved African Sesse-wood Wooden Tribal Fruit Bowl (Ghana)
Expose your friends and family to African culture with a hand-carved wooden fruit bowl from Ghana. This decorative bowl is made of sesse wood and features handcrafted scenes of village life that can spur conversation the next time you have guests over.
ITEM#: 12944321This hand-carved wooden fruit bowl depicts authentic African tribal designs. Accentuate your kitchen decor with this high-quality wooden fruit bowl.
- Hand-carved fruit bowl
- Made by Akwasi Agyeman of Ghana
- Crafted of sesse wood
- Handcrafted African images of villages
- Authentic tribal designs
- Bowl measures 11 inches in diameter x 5 inches high
Story Behind the Art:
Born in a small tribal village in Ghana, West Africa to a family of 12 children, Akwasi Agyeman had limited opportunities. The family was so poor that he was limited to only a 7th grade education in order to help his father in his farm just to feed the family. His teacher asked each of them to make something for art class and he produced a fertility doll as his project. His teacher was amazed and knew from that time he had a natural God-given talent. I met him in Ghana in 1994, he asked me to help market his products in USA. I brought some samples and sold them at art festivals. When we met he lived in a small dirt one room shack. After ten years of doing business with him, and with the help of Overstock.com, he's now married with two handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small three bedroom house for his family. He is very much aware of Overstock.com and the difference it has made in his life.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Set Include||1 Piece|
|Bowl Type||Decorative Bowls|
|Gallery Room||Breakfast Nook|
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i bought to put as a center piece on my dining table to throw mail or keys in it...but too small and its crooked so do not use on its own..if you put it on a shelve with other stuff may be not so noticeable..Read More
I returned because I needed a larger bowl. Otherwise I would have kept the bowl.Read More
The bowl was exactly what I expected. It is beautiful and works perfect as a centerpiece.Read More
Nice wooden fruit bowl. Not as big/ wide as I'd like to have received but the decorative designs make this a nice conversation piece. Only con was the smell. A bit like cow poop. Thank goodness it went away after the second week.Read More
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This bowl was not made to hold water.
How to Decorate Your Home for Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is meant to be celebrated with family and friends as a way to honor the past and look forward to the future. One important part of celebrating Kwanzaa is decorating the home with traditional seasonal decor. Kwanzaa holiday decor incorporates traditional symbols of African American heritage, both old and new. For example, a kinara symbolizes the African American past, present and future while authentic African folk art is displayed to honor African American roots. Tribal masks, hand-carved statues and wooden fruit bowls from Ghana and other areas of historical significance throughout Africa are often displayed as meaningful decorative accessories during the holiday season as well as home decor all year round.
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