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Elephant Painted Tin Mask

In the language of Zimbabwe's Shona people, Mbare (pronounced: "im-bah-ree") means "gathering of things" or "marketplace"—which is what your home is bound to become when you get a load of these wonderful wares. The Elephant Mask is made in Zimbabwe by the Mkankha Brothers who create colorful sculptures from recycled tin cans and industrial scraps. Traditionally believed to evoke natural spirits this animal mask also symbolizes the power and dignity of the elephant. Help Mbare support a sustainable living for African artisans by letting this creature lumber into your life.

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Hand-painted. Made in Zimbabwe. Includes metal hanging hook at the back.

The five Mkankha Brothers founded The Improved Arts Metal Sculpture Project in 1986; it aims to utilize their metalwork talents to depict African natural history and make a better living.

Mbare adheres to Equal Exchange and Fair Trade Principles. All products are handmade from natural and recycled materials.

"Country of Origin: ZW
Material: Recycled Scrap Metal
Care: Wipe with a damp cloth.
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