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Giraffe rider

Brand: Ardmore Ceramics

Sculptor: Thabiso Mohlakoana

Painter: Senzo Ntshalintshali

Dimensions: H.20 in. L.10 in. W.6 in.

SKU: 

SD142APR19

Description
The Giraffe Rider from Ardmore Ceramics, hand-painted by Senzo Ntshalintshali and sculpted by Thabiso Mohlakoana, is an exquisite ceramic piece that captures the essence of African wildlife and culture. Measuring 20 inches high, 10 inches long, and 6 inches wide, this piece showcases a whimsical yet elegant scene of a giraffe and its riders. The giraffe, with its graceful neck twisted upwards and backwards, exudes an air of elegance and serenity. This sculpted figure not only highlights the giraffe's natural beauty but also symbolizes the animal's significance in African culture, where it is often seen as a symbol of foresight, intuition, and the ability to see the bigger picture due to its height and perspective. Riding atop the giraffe are two figures: an adult and a child. The adult holds an umbrella shaped like a palm tree, adding a playful and protective element to the scene. The umbrella is topped with a small animal, possibly a monkey, which further enhances the narrative of harmony between humans and nature. This depiction underscores the deep connection and coexistence between people and the natural world in African traditions. The piece is rich in detail and color, with the hand-painted features bringing the scene to life. The giraffe's spots are meticulously detailed, reflecting the artist's skill and attention to realism. The riders are adorned in traditional attire, celebrating African heritage and craftsmanship. In African culture, the giraffe is often admired for its grace and unique perspective on the world. The inclusion of the palm tree umbrella signifies shelter and the nurturing aspect of nature, while the small animal atop the umbrella adds a touch of playfulness and the interconnectedness of all creatures. Ardmore Ceramics' Giraffe Rider is not just a decorative piece but a storytelling artifact that encapsulates the spirit of African wildlife and cultural narratives. Through the harmonious blend of sculpture and painting, it pays tribute to the continent's rich biodiversity and the deep-rooted traditions that honor and protect it.

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