Let yourself be charmed by these extraordinary terra cotta animal sculptures, with their intricate geometric and abstract patterns.
The small animal sculpture is handcrafted according to ancestral primitive techniques. Women solely craft the modeled potteries. They usually make functional objects for rural life (pots and vessels carrying water, drinking, or preserving food). But also build animal potteries to delight children.
These captivating creations are tribal pieces of art. Geometric or abstract patterns embellish the sculptures. Each primitive African pottery is one-of-a-kind.
The warm and earthy tones, as well as the tone-on-tone drawings, give the artifacts a natural beauty.
Why I love them:
Is it art, or is it craft? One thing is for sure: each sculpture tells its own story, making it a truly unique treasure.
Dimensions : 10x3x51/2 in — 25x8xh14 cm
The animal sculptures are handmade and likely have some imperfections that guarantee their authenticity. One of the horse sculpture’s legs is slightly broken.