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Hand Crafted African Sese Wood Elephant Stool, 'African Elephant'

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Hand Crafted African Sese Wood Elephant Stool, 'African Elephant'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Crafted from sese wood, this compact stool features Africa motifs engraved by hand. Kennedy K. Aseidu depicts trumpeting elephants as well as geometric patterns.

Made in Ghana

  • Sese wood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 2.42 kgs
  • 5.3 lbs
  • 39.5 cm H x 30 cm W x 26 cm D
  • 15.5" H x 11.75" W x 10.25" D
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Kennedy K. Aseidu

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Kennedy K. Aseidu from West Africa.

 

Meet the Artist

Kennedy K. Aseidu

Kennedy K. Aseidu

"I love to carve because it gives me the opportunity to create something unique out of the ordinary. I apprenticed with... my uncle, who also mentored me about life, and my inspiration comes from my mother, who is a hardworking woman. She has always encouraged me to give my best in everything I do, so a lot of my designs reflect her influence on me.

"I was born in a town in the eastern region of Ghana, but my parents couldn't finance my education so they sent me to live with my uncle. At the beginning I was very sad, but my uncle has always been very kind to me and treats me like a son. He made sure I completed my education.

"When I returned from school I would pass by my uncle's workshop and watched him carve. I developed a love for the art of carving. My uncle was a talented and skilled master carver and he started teaching me so, after I completed school, I decided to get involved fully in the art of wood carving.

"He was happy to teach me all I needed to know, right from carving the items to the finishing. I spent a lot of time working as an apprentice for my uncle, and sometimes he would give me the opportunity to visit other carvers to learn new skills. He supervised me closely and constantly encouraged me to produce a high quality job.

"I work with different types of wood, but I prefer sese wood. I also use recycled metals with my designs. My favorite part is the finish, because I like to use two or more colors to show the beauty of the item.

"When customers complement my work I feel like I have been given a vote of confidence for what I do.

"Starting on my own was not easy: even though I had the skills, I needed money to get the raw materials to fulfill all the orders. I had to put in long hours to meet the deadlines in order to gain trust and more business. But it was worth it because now I have something I can call my own.

"I design and carve my own items. If I need assistance, I look for experienced carvers who have a reputation for good quality work. I can count on my family and apprentices to help out with the sandpapering, drying, and mixing paints.

"I hope to be able to support a lot of people through school, and build a large house for my family in the future.

"I get nervous when I have to speak in public, but I agreed to be the one to propose the toast at a friend's wedding. I prepared the speech, but when I stood up to give the toast, my mind went blank so I quickly asked guests to observe a minute of silence and say a prayer for the couple – it bought me sufficient time to calm down, recollect my thoughts and say what I had planned to say. By the time the minute was over I could recollect what I had planned to say. Regardless of this embarrassing moment for me, my friends regard me as a friendly and hardworking family life."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

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WAIST

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LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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