Simple at first, but elegant and complex at a second glance, this gorgeous and contemplative graceful lovers statue truly embodies companionship and closeness. Its a figurine made by the Akan tribe, fashioned from dark, luminous sesse wood....more
Add a touch of Africa to your decor with this Lovers Statue from Ghana.
Hand-carved from Sesse wood the statue is a contemporary abstract design of two lovers holding their world together. It's a unique figuring made by the Akan tribe of Ghana, West Africa. The carving represents one love and world togetherness.
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7 in. x 3 in. x 32 in. H
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This piece is both unique and beautiful. It does differ slightly from the picture, the figures are closer together and their knees almost touch, as well as their toes. I like it all the more for its differences. The base is very steady and even on carpet it doesn't lean to one side. Looks great in any corner. Terrific especially for the price. If you're considering it, buy it. You won't be disappointed.
One narrow wall down the hallway to the bedrooms has a built in niche for art display. However, the niche was only 3 1/2 inches deep, 14 inches wide, and a whopping 4 foot tall. The top of the niche is arched, rather than squared off.
I did not want to extend the depth of the niche with one of those semi-circular wall sconces or corbels, because that would have jutted into an area we must pass frequently. To have done that and put a bust there would have been inappropriate for the area, and no bust would have been tall enough.
It really needed a tall, slender statue or perhaps a piece of scrolled ironwork. I knew I could find a piece in iron to fit, but I thought it was just too impersonal.
When I saw this piece and looked at the measurements, I knew it would work! Sure enough, it is perfect. Mine measured 3 1/8" deep, 7 3/4" wide at the shoulders, and 33" tall. Despite the height and narrow base, it is not top-heavy and doesn't wobble at all. No risk of it falling over.
To my eye it is more contemporary than African in appearance. It is more of a matte black, not very glossy at all. The round "world" that the couple holds above their arms corresponds nicely with the curved arch at the top of the niche. It is so at home in that spot, as if it were made for the area, and gives it a very personal, warm, and pleasant feeling!
If you've got an odd place like I do, and need something tall, but not overwhelming or overpowering in appearance, this may be your piece!
Packed very safely and in perfect condition. Thanks
If I had the opportuntiy to make the decision to purchase this item again or skip it, I would buy it again in a heartbeat! It is beautiful and more than I thought it would be. Great focal point for any room, and it is pretty large too. I bought it for my husband on Valentines, and he loved it and was very impressed also because I didn't open the box that it quickly arrived in, until he was home to open it for Valentines, so we were both pleased with it. Finally... more quality than what I had expected for this small priced statue with its huge wow factor. A++++
I purchased this statue as a wedding gift. Lots of ooh's and ahs. Craftsmanship is quite good, particularly if you are fond of a more primitive art. Perfect for a low table; stunning with an accent light.
This statue is a great addition to any room that needs a little "drama". Even though the website shows the dimensions, I was a bit surprised when I realized how tall it was. Its a very commanding piece, so I would suggest it only for larger rooms, or the public areas of the home (the living room for example). Overall, it is a great buy & an excellent edition to any modern decor. It looks great against brighter colored walls/backdrops instead of walls that are muted. I would definitely recommend this piece.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Its a little darker in person than on the website
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality!
The statue is lovely and is exactly as described on the website. It is a tall but slim piece and is striking in any decor. It is worth the money, however the statue is lighter in weight than you would think and the wood has a funny smell.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
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