Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Relief Panels Cultural
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the WorldThese Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Relief Panels Cultural - 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 relief panel, 'Andean Gate II' (Peru)
An arched gateway opens in a thick stone wall that surrounds this Andean town. Women selling bread and clay jars sit on each side to catch shoppers going in and out. Within the walls, whitewashed homes with red tile roofs cluster beneath shade trees.
Cedar relief panel, 'Cuzco Lane' (Peru)
Expertly carving cedar wood, Gabriel Ayala depicts images from the Andes. Women climb stone steps along a steep mountain lane in Cuzco. On each side of the street are neat whitewashed houses with red tile roofs.
Cedar relief panel, 'Village Gate' (Peru)
Seen through an arch in the wall, a village lane leads toward the plaza with its whitewashed church and bell tower. Wicker baskets sit beside a door and flowers bloom in planters. Expertly carving cedar wood, Gabriel Ayala captures images from the An
Resin relief panel, 'African Welcome' (Ghana)
With a gracious style, a woman pours fresh water from a calabash jar into a gourd cup. "In the olden days, we received visitors with a drink of water to show they were welcome," Ghanaian artisan Henry Kwabena Ofori explains. He creates the image in a
Resin relief panel, 'Love for Music' (Ghana)
Clad in flowing robes, a man cradles his instrument, closes his eyes and is transported by song. Celebrating the customs of his homeland, Henry Kwabena Ofori depicts a musician playing the goje, a Nigerian instrument with strings that resonate into a
Resin relief panel, 'Passion for Music' (Ghana)
Playing a melody on the xylophone, a man sings with passion and fervor. Henry Kwabena Ofori pays tribute to traditional West African musician with this intriguing relief sculpture. He faithfully depicts the popular instrument that is crafted of calab
Resin relief panel, 'Xylophone Song' (Ghana)
Playing a melody on the xylophone, a man lifts his voice in song. Henry Kwabena Ofori pays tribute to traditional West African musician with this intriguing relief sculpture. He faithfully depicts the popular instrument that is crafted of calabash go
Teak relief panel, 'Burmese Musician' (Thailand)
Hypnotic rhythms come from the wa lethoke (clappers), a favorite percussion instrument in rural Burmese musical ensembles. Working in teakwood, Nittaya Cherdchu sculpts the cheerful musician in a floral bower. She faithfully reproduces his dress and
Teak relief panel, 'Mythical Beauty' (Thailand)
Jamras Thapinta carves a teak panel of sublime detailed elegance, evoking the graceful presence of a kinaree. A mythical character, it is said to posses the torso of a woman and the legs of a bird. When seen, the kinnaree is meant to be the bearer of
Wood panel, 'Find a Good Tree' (Ghana)
Eric Danquah finds inspiration in Akan wisdom to carve this image of father giving son a push up a tree. "In Akan we say 'wo foro dua pa a na ye pie wo,' ('climb a good tree before you are pushed')," explains Danquah. "It means that you must always f
Wood panel, 'Fufu Pounders' (Ghana)
Laboriously working under the shade of a tree, two Ashanti women prepare fufu, prepared of boiled cassava and plantain. One sits and turns the fufu while the other stands and pounds forcibly into mortar. When ready, it is served with all kinds of sou
Wood panel, 'Silence' (Ghana)
Eric Danquah presents the elegant profile of a woman as she carries her child on her back and a pot on her head. Motioning silence, this piece symbolizes a woman's many tasks and roles. Danquah carves this panel of noble sese wood with care for detai
Wood relief panel, 'African Women' (Ghana)
Dressed in traditional clothing, village women come together to solve problems, converse and offer one another support. Abdul Karim Star carves a wall panel in low relief that celebrates the strength and genius of African women.
Wood relief panel, 'Man from the Sea' (Peru)
Inspired by the Pacific coast not far from his farm, Cesar Yanez depicts a prince who arises from the sea. His ethereal body takes the form of mist. Yanez carves the images in low relief from Peruvian tornillo wood.
Wood relief panel, 'Woman from the Sea' (Peru)
Inspired by the Pacific coast not far from his farm, Cesar Yanez depicts a princess who arises from the sea. Her ethereal body takes the form of mist. Yanez carves the images in low relief from Peruvian tornillo wood.
Wood wall adornment, 'Beloved Mother' (Ghana)
With her baby wrapped snuggly on her back, she strides purposefully forward to face the day. Gordon Adu pays tribute to women who work tirelessly for their families' well-being. This graceful mother balances a calabash on her head as she heads to mar
Wood wall adornment, 'Come Eat' (Ghana)
Lunchtime has arrived and the father beckons "wa tumi" (come eat) to his son, climbing up a tree. A scene of every day life, it is transformed into a captivating work of art by Eric Danquah.
Wood wall adornment, 'Elderly Woman' (Ghana)
George Nyampong's design depicts an elder African woman, journeying into her later years with admirable grace and dignity. He names the work Obaapayin, which in the Akan language means "elderly woman." Within the Akan tribe, found in Ghana, each fami
Wood wall adornment, 'From the Farm' (Ghana)
Inspired by the customs of the Akan people, Eric Darko carves this captivating wall adornment. It features a husband, wife and child on their way back from their farm. Carved from sese wood with splendid detail, the work is called Firi afuo mu. It te
Wood wall adornment, 'Grandmother' (Ghana)
Gordon Adu lovingly depicts a figure known as abrewa (elderly woman) in Ghana's Akan tribe. Still erect, she balances a pot on her head while carrying a sleepy grandchild on her back. Elders are highly respected in West African societies where they a
Wood wall adornment, 'Royal Drummer' (Ghana)
He sits in the shade of a tree beside his home and pounds a lively cadence on the drum. Eric Darko shares West African traditions in his exquisite wood carvings. This relief sculpture is named Adeshieman Mo Ntie, "Royal People Listening" in the Akan
Wood wall adornment, 'Thinking Together' (Ghana)
Husband and wife sit under tall palm trees while their son climbs to the top. As caring parents, they ponder about their child's future and of what tomorrow has in store for them. This moving scene is carved with great detail by Eric Danquah. He is i
Wood wall adornment, 'Twi Beauty' (Ghana)
Donning traditional outfit and coiffure, a young African beauty journeys to retrieve water - George Nyampong conveys the elegant simplicity of this enduring way of life. He names his design Ahoofe, meaning "beauty" in the local Twi dialect - a tribe
Wood wall adornment, 'Young Lady' (Ghana)
Wrapped up in her thoughts, a girl contemplates the future. Gordon Adu depicts her with a traditional Ghanaian kerchief on her head and beautiful bead jewelry. Carved of sese wood, this lovely wall sculpture is titled Abaayewa, or "young lady" in the
Wood wall adornments, 'African Heads' (pair) (Ghana)
Eric Danquah represents the traditional heads of the Ghanaian family. The main figure is the man, followed by the woman. Ghanaians give great respect to their elders, this reverence captured in dignified features and alluring intricacy. Carved from l
Wood wall panel, 'Peace Horn' (Ghana)
Seated beneath a tree, he blows his horn with an urgent message. He wears traditional clothing, and his hair is arranged in tight braids. Eric Danquah portrays a Ghanaian man in smooth sese wood. "I name this design Asomdwee Trotrobento, which means
Wood wall panel, 'The Hero and the Goddess' (Indonesia)
The tales of the Mahabharata inspire the wonderful work of Balinese wood artist Nyoman Subrata. Working with dark sono wood, he carves the images of Arjuna the hero, and Supraba, the goddess who helped him. According to legend, Niwatakawaca was an ev