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    I am new to this so i will do my best to describe what i found. it stands about 3 feet tall, carved out of a piece of wood. It has 3 kids on it a boy is climbing a tree, a girl is pushing him up the tree, and another boy is sitting by himself covering his ears. it is very well done. it also has 2 huts in the background, there are very fine details in it

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    show a pic of the back. put something in for scale.

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    Jul 2012
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    the first one she is 5'7 and it goes to her waist level, the second is the back, and the third is the wood grain

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    Jul 2012
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    any chance you know anything about this

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    I spent some time researching this when it was first posted. I was hoping it depicted a scene from some famous African folklore but I could not find anything similar.

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    Welcome to Tnet dgarrison

    This site has some wall art that resemables yours (West Ghana) :

    Movie Posters and Vinyl Records : ORIGINAL GHANA WEST AFRICAN WOOD CARVING -(WALL ART)

    Here's more:

    Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Relief Panels Cultural

    "In Akan we say 'wo foro dua pa a na ye pie wo,' ('climb a good tree before you are pushed')"
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    In Ghana there is a proverb:

    "If you find a good tree, someone will always help you climb it.”

    OR

    "If you climb a good tree, you get a push."

    DCMatt
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    truth, let it favor or impugn whom it might. Any notice of misrepresentations or mistakes occurring in these prose will be most thankfully received
    by the author.

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    Oct 2013
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    That's really a good quote matching your artwork. These types of handcrafted African artworks always have some unique meaning. Each and every artwork has unique design and meaning. Africans used these artworks in the rituals and ceremonies. The most popular art form they used is the African masks. Performers wear and dance according to the expression of the mask. Visit Nyami African Masks, if you are interested in these African artworks and wall decors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgarrison View Post
    I am new to this so i will do my best to describe what i found. it stands about 3 feet tall, carved out of a piece of wood. It has 3 kids on it a boy is climbing a tree, a girl is pushing him up the tree, and another boy is sitting by himself covering his ears. it is very well done. it also has 2 huts in the background, there are very fine details in it

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    Hi I am from South Africa, you can see many of those curios being sold next to the road, in dollar terms you are looking at around $20 for a piece like that, where did you find it?
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    african tribal art four black carved figures in carved wooden canoe

    there are figures of two women and two men carved out of black wood. the canoe is also carved and the item consists of the canoe, four figures, two oars and a letter stating the item was bought by a pilot and his wife in tanganyika in the late 1950s. can anyone give me more info on their origin, age and value please?
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