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Gifts from South Africa

 

South Africa
South Africa
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

South Africa offers vibrant cities and wildlife wonders. Our exciting new title in the Traveler series covers everything—from Cape Town to Johannesburg to seeing the "big five" on safari.


$25.95
South African Raku Elephant
South African Raku Elephant
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Artisans in South Africa use raku pottery techniques to create this colorful elephant. The bright color-block pattern is inspired by the beadwork and painted homes that are artistic hallmarks of the northeastern Ndzundza Ndebele people. Elephants symbolize steadfastness and wisdom—a pair of curved tusks even frames South Africa's coat of arms. Popular lore says that elephants never forget, and they often recognize humans and other elephants even after decades, making this handcrafted sculpture a touching gift for a loved one who is far away. Colors may vary in each handcrafted sculpture.
$55.00
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
(Based on 26 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Shona is a 20th-century name given to a number of related ethnic groups in Zimbabwe. They speak similar dialects of a standardized Shona language, and many trace their ancestry back to the 12th-century capital city of Great Zimbabwe, whose ruins are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today’s Shona stone carvers draw inspiration from those ancient builders and speak of releasing the spirit trapped in stone as they carve and polish with hand tools. Each handmade sculpture is unique, as is the raw, hand-quarried soapstone it emerged from; please accept variations.


$98.00
Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

The population of lions in the wild has been decimated since the mid-20th century. Zimbabwe, where this fierce lion is hand-carved from rapoko soapstone, is one of only a handful of countries where these kings and queens of the jungle are still found in the wild. Please accept variations in each unique stone.


$49.00
$6.99