Wire sculptures are a common form of African art. They can be found at curio stores and roadside vendor stalls across the continent. The wire sculpture can be detailed and complex – some artists can create miniature vehicles with working steering, opening doors and rotating tyres. The creativity and versatility of wire sculptures has no bounds, especially when it comes to beaded artworks.
Many local artists use nature as a source of inspiration for their beaded wire sculptures. They replicate the Big 5 mammals, birds, lizards, snakes and fish. These three-dimensional works of art are impressive because of the sheer display of skill and number of hours that go into bending, shaping and beading each sculpture.
Some artists prefer to use coloured beads that match the colours of the real animal, while others choose to take a more abstract approach, using many brightly-coloured beads to create a fantastical representation of the animal. The options are plentiful and there is always a wire sculpture that catches the eye of the buyer.
Molo Wethu offers two Beaded African Rhino sculptures
Molo Wethu has two wire sculptures available in the online store. These beaded African rhinos are creative replications of Africa’s version of the unicorn. They come in two styles – one uses white and clear beads to represent the white rhino, while the other is an artistic representation that uses various colours of beads. Both of these wire sculptures are perfect gifts for a loved one, or a nostalgic reminder of a safari sighting.
Both sculptures measure approximately 20cm long, 9cm high and 5cm wide. They are painstakingly handcrafted from steel wire and plastic beads. The craftsmanship is truly appreciated when you hold the sculpture in your hands and observe every tiny detail. Both of these unique sculptures cost US$20 and are lightweight for ease of shipping.
Buyers can purchase multiple small and medium-sized rhino sculptures to create their own herd. These beaded artworks look great atop a mantlepiece or in an office reception. They can truly be a conversation starter for guests and customers. Molo Wethu is able to ship worldwide, so place an order today and bring a bit of the African spirit into your space.
To learn more about Molo Wethu and our bespoke African artworks, please do not hesitate to contact us. Molo Wethu sources, collects and distributes a variety of unique African paintings and sculptures. Visit our online store to purchase these artworks for your home or office – they are ideal for art collectors, travellers and gift-givers.
Molo Wethu supports the needs of differently-abled humans. A portion of the sales from selected products will be donated to organisations that help children with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome in South Africa. This also helps to raise awareness of mental health issues in Africa.
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