Under the umbrella of Nairobi's Gikomba carving cooperative society, talented Kenyan artisans work on various artistic endeavors from individual stalls, using wood sourced legally by the cooperative. Richard's small team of carvers favor jacaranda in these whimsical giraffe sculptures, finished with a hand-applied stained giraffe print.
Size: [Small] 8"T
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