Artists in Ghana created these unique African carvings. These pieces of artwork take on the real appearance of man. Carvings such as The Thinker are made from ebony wood. These 10-inch carvings can be placed in many areas throughout the home....more
With smooth, curved lines and a dark, elegant finish, this finely carved ebony wood figurine will add an exotic accent to any decor.
Handcrafted by artisans of Ghana, it stands approximately 12 inches tall. Be sure to see the other unique and beautiful handmade pieces also sold in our Artisans of Worldstock department.
The Story Behind the Product
Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. In 2000 Nana began selling his products through Worldstock. Nana is now married with 3 children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees. Nana?s life has been so improved since he began working with Worldstock that he named his son after his contact at Overtsock.com.
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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12 in. tall
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This atrocity is ugly to the extreme and nothing like the picture. I expected some variation from the reviews, but this piece of dreck is horrible. There are no curves in the statue - it is very square and flat. There are many chips and scratches. The arm is cracked and reattached. Overall, a very misleading picture. It will either be returned or thrown into the fireplace in effigy to protect others.
I am not sure how the ratings show that everyone is a satisfied customer because I have read many reviews about this piece to the contrary. I ordered "The Thinker" hoping to be one of the lucky ones to get a good one, but I didn't. The figure looks nothing like the picture and it definitely has a different wood base
I bought this as a gift and like it, even though it doesn't look anything like the picture. In the picture, it is depicted as rather narrow, but it is quite wide. The long "arm" is a completely different color (perhaps type) of wood. It looks like a big rectangle. But, I think the person I gave it to likes it.
Overall I'm pretty happy with this purchase, though it may be a bit overpriced. I bought it for a bookshelf in my living room & it really is eye-catching. There's a section on the foot that wasn't buffed, which looks odd, but I guess can be considered part of its hand-made charm. The base isn't flat, so the statute wobbles slightly.
I love my thinker statue!! When I first ordered it I was a little concerned because it seemed like customer satifaction was up in the air. Some people loved it and others were not happy at all. Since they are hand made they all come out different. I guess I was lucky because mine came out great. Mine is a bit taller then the one pictured here but it it still very good quality. I was also suprized to see is that my thinker is also flatter then the one pictured here which is good because I don't want it taking up a lot if space. There is a sticker on the bottom that tells you where it was made and what this statue represents to the African people who made it. It is trully a high quality a sophisticated piece of art and I will say it again. I am very satisfied.
I got this piece for my fiance who just took his first leadership position. It's presence is very strong. I love the natural appeal that this has. The stain is imperfect so it looks very unique. I want to buy one for my home now too!
I love this thinker. It was a gift to my hubby who graduated some years ago with his degree in philosophy. He's often exactly in this position. Anyhow, the quality of the wood is high, and the care taken in its creation is visible.
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