Wood Elephant Carving

Wood Elephant Carving


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Rosewood, Wood


Height: 1.5 Inches; Width: 1 Inches; Depth: .5 Inches


Hand carved rosewood elephant figurine made by Santos, a man with disabilities in Sierra Leone. This wood elephant carving is height 1.5" l, length 1", and width .5". Due to the handcrafted nature of the product, small size and shape elements may vary.

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The Artists: Santos

Santos is a talented woodcarver living in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Santos' right hand was amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone when he was only 13. At 14, he came to a local international nonprofit, saying that he didn't want money, he wanted the tools and the skills to carve wood. Since then Santos has dedicated his life to woodcarving and has become quite proficient, not at all allowing his disability to slow him down!

Santos is a long time friend and partner of Women of Hope International. Though he does not work in the fair trade cooperative with our other artisan women, all of his products are bought at fair market value.