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These Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Abstract Romantic Family are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

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Cedar and mahogany sculpture, 'Reed Boat' (Peru)

John Barrow depicts a member of the Uro people who live on floating islands in Lake Titicaca. Poling a reed boat across the lake, he carries on traditions that date to the time of the Inca. Barrow carves this handsome sculpture from native Andean woo more...

Cedar and mahogany sculpture, 'Selling Flowers' (Peru)

This young mother carries her baby on her back as she sells freshly cut flowers to passersby. Carving native Andean woods, John Barrow creates this stylized portrait. It receives its bright colors from wood stains and gilt to form part of a series ca more...

Ebony sculpture, 'Sax Man' (Ghana)

Blowing his sax, the musician is one with his instrument in this beautiful fusion of ancient craft and modern art. Samuel and Francis Agbetey elicit the elegant contours from fine African ebony wood. more...

Ghanaian wood sculpture, 'Stately Advice' (Ghana)

Walter Kuma replicates the Efutu coat of arms with superb mastery as he carves the sese wood mask by hand. The Efutu people live in the Central Region of Ghana and speak the Akan language. The noble sculpture features two horns, diagonal tribal scars more...

Mate gourd sculptures, 'Pear Pleasures' (pair) (Peru)
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Rocio Davila transforms two natural dried mate gourds into elegant decorative items. Shaped like pears, they are painted by hand in black and burnished orange. Davila crowns her design with luminous silver leaves. .950 silver Please note the natural more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Alluring Mountains' (India)

Resembling the folds of a mountain range, this sculpture was started by nature and finished by India's Suresh Pant. He envisions a theme upon finding the piece of sal wood, and gently carves it to finish the shape that dwells in natural abstraction. more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Chit Chat' (India)

Brothers and sisters relax together for a leisurely conversation. Working in Indian khair, or acacia wood, Suresh Pant transforms weathered driftwood into art. "The siblings enjoy an afternoon in the warm forest," he says. The shape of the sculpture more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Couple in the Hills' (India)

A couple goes out for a stroll, finding a point of union on a hillside walk. "They become one with nature as they take a break and relax in the woods, climbing the rocky mountain," Suresh Pant says. The Indian sculptor releases the images he perceive more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Force of Nature' (India)

This sculpture exudes the powerful, dramatic energy of any natural force. Originally a found piece of khair wood, it becomes an admirable sculpture through the artistic vision of India's Suresh Pant. He takes care to exalt the natural beauty and shap more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Jungle Fire II' (India)

Dancing flames leap toward the sky in this exquisite sculpture by Suresh Pant. Working in Indian sal wood, he transforms weathered driftwood into art. "Fire is a destructive part of nature, but even so, it creates a beautiful form," he says. "It look more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Mighty Wind' (India)

Shooting upward, rising and falling, undulating like flames, this sculpture represents the power of a mighty wind. This exquisite sculpture is born of the natural shape of aged Indian sal wood. Suresh Pant releases the images he perceives there. more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Mountain Celebration' (India)

Villagers who live in the mountains gather on the tall peaks for a joyous celebration. Suresh Pant sculpts this poignant image from an ancient branch of tun wood he discovered on his walks in the forest. This exquisite sculpture is born of the natura more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'One with Nature' (India)

"The family gives thanks to nature for providing them everything they need to survive. People in the village are simple in nature and never look for fancy things in life. They are satisfied with what they have, which is nature, and that's what they a more...

Reclaimed wood sculpture, 'Winter Breeze' (India)

Abstract figures struggle upward along a narrow trail against a stiff winter breeze. Revealing his own love for nature, Suresh Pant releases the images he perceives in found pieces of wood. This beautiful statuette is sculpted from richly grained Ind more...

Sculpture, 'Beginning Glyph' (Mexico)

Sculpted in low relief, this Maya glyph represents the beginning of something in time and space. The awakening upon achieving the proper balance between the external and internal, it channels energy to the task at hand. When placed before numbers, it more...

Teak sculpture, 'Dual Nature' (Thailand)

A rounded figure by Jaroon Chaiyajit reveals its dual nature. Quiet and meditative, a man appears on one side while the shape softens to form a voluptuous woman on the other. The work is minimalist and beautiful. Teakwood's natural grain enhances the more...

Teak sculpture, 'Form and Face' (Thailand)

"A woman's beauty is more than her shape," says Jaroon Chaiyajit. "She should be seen from the inside, not the outside. That is the message of this sculpture." Carved from teakwood, an exquisite nude torso subtly changes form and becomes a female fac more...

Teak sculpture, 'Her Movements' (Thailand)

Long hair cascades over nude shoulders as the pensive woman clasps hands around her leg. In a realistic depiction of the female anatomy, Jaroon Chaiyajit carves her body from teakwood. The youthful curves are lovingly sculpted in sensuous line. "I in more...

Teak sculpture, 'Two Become One' (Thailand)

Man and woman meld, their boundaries blurring to become a single being. Yielding up the smooth, stylized forms, teakwood reveals a fascinating grain. Jaroon Chaiyajit sculpts a contemporary image, its elongated curves suggesting a droplet of water. T more...

Teakwood sculpture, 'Work and Happiness' (Ghana)

Delving into surrealism, Top Cambodia carves the sculpture of a musician that becomes one with his trumpet. The teakwood sculpture stands on a base emitting a sense of melodious artistry. Cambodia applies polish for a darker finish. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Acoustic Melody' (Indonesia)

Celebrating music and dance, Nyoman Sudiana depicts a voluptuous musician playing the acoustic guitar. The portrait is carved by hand from Balinese suar wood and reveals a marked Cubist influence. more...

Wood sculpture, 'African Woman Loves Life' (Ghana)

With arms upraised, she puts her hands together as though in prayer or celebration in a sculpture by Anna Yawson. She works in African sese wood to carve the stylized portrait, and adds the rich textures of embossed aluminum. She names her design Wal more...

Wood sculpture, 'Anticipation' (Indonesia)

Seated with one leg tucked beneath her, a woman looks up in a pose of anticipation. Eka conveys her quiet expectations through the rich grain of a suar wood sculpture. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Be Happy' (Indonesia)

Whirling in joyous movement, a voluptuous figure celebrates life. Wayan Rendah carves an invitation to join this happy dance. Working in suar, or monkeypod, wood, he shares the woman's happiness. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Dancing Shadow' (Ghana)

Sleek, shadowy contours present the beauty of the Nagla dance performed in Northern Ghana. Eric Danquah hand-carves her figure from sese wood, each luxurious detail accentuating the grace and power of her movements. Mansion polish provides the dark t more...

Wood sculpture, 'Guardian Angel' (Brazil)

Mystical in nature and abstract in form, a guardian angel inspires serenity. Urubatan carves the sculpture with absolute finesse, its flowing lines respectful of cinnamon wood's natural grain. Titled "Anjo da guarda" in Portuguese. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Gymnastic Arch' (Indonesia)

Made Wirata presents the image of a gymnast arching her body while resting on her torso. Placing her hands on her forehead, the lithe gymnast achieves postures of astonishing grace and skill. Sculpted of suar wood, its grain enhances the inherent bea more...

Wood sculpture, 'Gymnastics' (Indonesia)

Wayan Rendah captures the dynamic energy of a gymnast in an impossible pose. The fluid curves of her lithe, youthful body are portrayed in a figurative style, heightened by the warm glow of the suar wood. The polished grain enhances the cool line of more...

Wood sculpture, 'Hold the World Gently II' (Ghana)

"In the Akan language we say, 'mo moyen nkuta wiase se kosua,' which means 'hold the world gently in our hands like an egg.' This teaches us that we should not fight or we shall destroy it. Rather, we should unite and raise our world higher," encoura more...

Wood sculpture, 'Hold the World Gently II' (Ghana)

"In the Akan language we say, 'mo moyen nkuta wiase se kosua,' which means 'hold the world gently in our hands like an egg.' This teaches us that we should not fight or we shall destroy it. Rather, we should unite and raise our world higher," encoura more...

Wood sculpture, 'In Eternum' (Peru)
Now $79.96 - retail $99.95

Peruvian artist Roberto Nunez finds inspiration in the unique bond between a mother and daughter for this sculpture. Working with pinewood, he carves abstract images that are united within extended arms, in an endless hug. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Let's Dance' (Indonesia)

The rich grain of Balinese suar wood takes on unexpected tones in a superbly sculpted figurine. Wayan Rendah depicts a woman who stretches luxuriously on one toe in a joyous dance. Her voluptuous figure and serene curves exalt the human body. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Man from the North' (Ghana)

The kora is a string instrument similar to the guitar, used primarily by people of the northern region of Ghana. Eric Darko portrays a man with his harmonic muse. The lyrical sculpture suggests an intoxicating melody. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Mother and Child Intimacy' (Indonesia)

A child nestles warmly in his mother's bosom as she looks on with loving devotion. Wayan Rendah masterfully conveys the innate physical and emotional connection between a mother and her child. Rendah carves the suar wood by hand, subtly directing the more...

Wood sculpture, 'Prima Ballerina' (Indonesia)

Looking upwards to the skies, a dancer moves with graceful majesty. A blend of traditional and contemporary styles influence her admirable dance. Wayan Dirga carves her image with artistic finesse, expertly allowing the natural grain of suar wood to more...

Wood sculpture, 'Red Trumpet' (Ghana)

Seeming to meld with his instrument, a man blows a proud red trumpet. He is the messenger during the Ashanti people's Odwira festival. "Our culture should be preserved," Mac Quaye and Raymond Otchere affirm with this exceptional sese wood sculpture. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Self-Reflections' (Indonesia)

A man drops his head towards his knees as he brings them close, absorbed in self-reflection. The anonymous image is enriched by the warm grain of suar wood, his abstract expressiveness is a masterful feat by Eka. more...

Wood sculpture, 'She's the Ideal Woman' (Ghana)

Walter Kuma carves a magnificent sculpture of the ideal woman, or obaa sima. According to the Akan people of Ghana, an obaa sima is she who cares for her family, cleans the house and keeps everything in order. Kuma's sese wood version of an ideal wom more...

Wood sculpture, 'Stretch' (Indonesia)

Demonstrating a superb knowledge of human anatomy, Luh Mas Sri Pertamiari's master carvers transform suar wood into a figure study. It depicts a man stretching before he begins his day. The handsome sculpture reveals the warmth of its material. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Thinking of Youth' (Ghana)

Sitting alone holding his head in one hand and cane in another, a man mourns years gone by. "I carved this piece to say we ought to give some thought to how we would like our future to be," confides Eric Danquah. He carves the sculpture by hand from more...

Wood sculpture, 'Yoga Stretch' (Indonesia)

Lithe and limber, an abstracted figure practices a yoga stretch. Eka carves the figure from richly grained suar wood, its anonymous features representing all humankind. The elegant sculpture exalts the strong, healthy body. more...

Wood statuette, 'A Balinese Woman' (Indonesia)

Lost in dreams, a woman appears in a moment of reflection. Her slender contours seduce the viewer, accentuated by the grain of hand-carved suar wood. Sculpted by Wayan Rendah, this is a study of feminine grace. more...

Wood statuette, 'A Secret Shared' (Indonesia)

A secretive expression courses through the smooth details of this mask. One finger appears raised to his lips, asking for a moment's discretion. The abstractly sculpture comes from the imagination of Nyoman Naranata, who uses hibiscus wood to create more...

Wood statuette, 'Gymnast Couple' (Indonesia)

Strong arms support his partner as lithe acrobats perform as a single person. Poised in a difficult but graceful posture, she reaches upward triumphantly. Nyoman Karsa sculpts an abstract portrait of the human figure, capturing the sentiment within. more...

Wood statuette, 'Harvesting Rice' (Indonesia)

Villagers work together in community's rice field harvesting golden sheaves of grain. Exalting the verdant island of Bali, Agung Mayun paints the idyllic images on an albesia wood egg. He displays the piece on a stand of acacia wood. more...

Wood statuette, 'Lithe Yoga Backbend' (Indonesia)

Touching her hands to the floor, a gymnast bends backward in an incredibly graceful execution of the yoga "upward bow pose," backbend," or "wheel." Her long braid cascades to the floor in this exquisite sculpture by Wayan Rendah. The exercise is thou more...

Wood statuette, 'Prayer' (Indonesia)

Superbly carved from Balinese suar wood, a figure reaches skyward with heart and body. Wayan Rendah depicts a person in prayer. Abstract line and sleek contours distinguish this masterful sculpture. more...



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