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Ngwenya Giraffe

$59.00 Sale Price:   $24.99

Price: $59.00 Sale Price:   $24.99

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Mountains encircle the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland, including one that resembles a basking crocodile. Atop the mountain is an ancient iron ore mine, and at the foot of the mountain is the village of Ngwenya, the Siswati word for "crocodile." It is here that Swazi artisans breathe life into recycled glass to create these charming interpretations of animals found in southern African grasslands.


All of the items made by this group are 100% recycled glass, mostly soft drink bottles collected from all over the country. Ngwenya Glass partners with local school groups to teach them about conservation and reuse. The children help volunteer for roadside clean-up campaigns, and any glass they turn up gets reused by the artisans. In exchange, Ngwenya Glass contributes to school building materials and also sponsors the soccer team.


Each handcrafted zebra and giraffe has its own unique personality; please accept some variation.


Handblown in Swaziland. 2"W x 7 1/4"H x 2"D.


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Ngwenya Giraffe
 
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5.0

Ngwenya Giraffe

By Grandma

from Venice, FL

Pros

  • Exquisite Work Of Art
  • Nice Native Art Example
  • Proceeds To Country

Cons

  • Would Like More Varieties

Best Uses

  • Home display
  • Special occasion gift

Comments about Ngwenya Giraffe:

Wonderful gift for grandchild who collects giraffe objects. No flaws. Lovely style. Perfect example of native art.

Nothing contrary to say about the piece.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Ngwenya Giraffe

By Dark

from Yardville, NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Giraffes Known 4 Tail
    • Just A Stub Of A Tail
    • Tail Is There In Pic

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ngwenya Giraffe:

      Glass is solid and sturdy. Coloring is magnificent. It stands proudly on my computer desk. Nice conversation piece.
      Missing tail is my only complaint.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautifully executed

      By Tanzania

      from Norwalk, CT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clever Use Of Old Glass

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ngwenya Giraffe:

          Great way for a community to help support itself.

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          • No

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