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Three-legged African Elephant Accent Table (Ghana)
proveImprove your home furnishing with this lovely wood accent table. Inspired by the wilds of Africa, each of the tables three carved legs are shaped like the trunk of an elephant and covered with a rich black finish for a stylish contemporary look.
This elegant handcarved three-legged elephant accent table can be used as a coffee table, lamp table, or a night stand. It is a popular favorite in many modern African homes. The leg of the table is shaped like a trunk-up elephant--a symbol of good luck among Africans.
The Story Behind the Product
Akwasi Agyeman was born into a family of 12 children in the small tribal village of Foase in Ghana, West Africa. The family was so poor that Akwasi was limited to only a 7th grade education in order to help his father farm to feed the family. In 7th grade his teacher asked each of them to make something for art class. Akwasi produced a Fertility Doll as his project and amazed the teacher. Akwasi knew then he had a natural talent for carving. After ten years and with the help of Fair trade Akwasi is now married with two handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small three bedroom house for his family. Akwasi and his fellow artisans hope you enjoy their work.
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.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
Ships Carbon Neutral*
|Dimensions||16ins H x 12ins Diameter|
|Furniture Frame Material||Wood|
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I bought this table as a gift for my daughter, who just moved to new digs at school. She loved the table and the elephant carvings. The special care with which the tusks were packed separately was a nice touch. She now has it as a bedside table in her small room in the shared house. Thank you, Overstock!Read More
EXCELLENT PRICE FOR THE MONEY TABLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN.Read More
It is cute but smaller than I expected but I am working with it.Read More
Very cute, but pretty small and a bit on the short side. But, I really like it.Read More
I ordered 2 of these and they were perfect for my African inspired living room/Read More
I purchased this table for my dauther who needed an occasional table. She is very happy with it. Just the right size.Read More
Cute little table beside a futon. Fine for a few books and beverage.Read More
I love this little table. It's darling... I use it to hold a large plant, so don't know about the sturdiness if used differently.Read More
i would not buy this table again if i had the chance. look elsewhereRead More
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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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