This little bronze sculpture will make a perfect gift for somebody who appreciates ethnic art and traditional crafts.
The stylized shape of this small hippo is typical for African tribal art.
The sculpture is made by artisans of Burkina Faso using the lost wax method: the model is carved in beeswax and a clay mould is formed around it, then the wax is melted away, leaving a void to fill with molten bronze.
Approx. size 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Small but solid
Bronze with black patina
Made entirely by hand and each is one of a kind
Made in Burkina Faso
All our products are fair trade and every purchase provides meaningful income to the makers.
NB This is a handmade item and may have irregularities and variations of colour. These are not flaws, but part of what makes each piece unique.