We thought it would be fitting to kickstart 2012 with a unique and quirky African safari. Keeping it contemporary and innovative and as always ingenious, we take a look at products inspired by Africa’s wildlife. These spectacular trophies come to you cruelty-free. We did some amazing partnership work last year with our wire and bead group from Zimabawe and several of them have now started a range of wire animal heads that we think are quite spectacular. Taking traditional African trophy heads to a whole new level, thick galvanised wire is shaped by hand to form the head and then covered in papier mache, where layer upon layer of tissue paper is applied to the frame. The result is a bold, spectacular statement that exudes an Afro-chic elegance.
Streetwires is a South African based fair trade organisation
These red leather majestic animals of the African savannah, the Kudu, are also known as grey ghosts for their ability to blend into the bush. Long valued by Africans, the male Kudu features striking spiral horns, captured brilliantly by transforming the idea of a mounted trophy head into a contemporary piece of art. Created out of recycled cardboard and then covered in leather or suede.
Jozi2, painted by artist Sharon Boonzaier, was inspired by the bustling city of Jo’burg, its architecture and diverse culture. Some of the works are painted on canvas and printed on the sculpture, as seen in Claudia Gurwitz’s “Coral Tree”.
Zimbabwean artists Mike Vanyana, Norbert Mukungwa and Robert Yohan have recently created a striking collection of bead and wire animal heads for Bundu Designs.
Taking trash to a whole new level, these coiled wire, rubber and plastic sculptures have to be one of the most unqiue pieces in our trophy head selection. Each sculpture is completely unique and original and meticulously constructed.
Bundu Designs takes special orders on all of these animal heads, contact us at email@example.com or click here for prices and sizes available online.