Our brass elephant has been created by a family of master metal workers in southern Ghana using the ancient art form of lost wax casting. This type of metal working has been passed down over multiple generations, starting with the maker’s great-great grandfather, who was a jewelry craftsman for the Ashanti Chief. Today the family business uses the ancient technique to create detailed pieces using locally recycled brass.
To create the elephant, artisans use beeswax to make a model. They then cover the model to make a protective mold and place it in a pot over a fire so that the beeswax inside will melt. What’s left behind is an empty cast of the item, in which the artisan pours melted recycled brass. Once the brass has cooled and hardened, the mold can be cracked to reveal the elephant shape.
Our Lost Wax Cast Elephants are a cute addition to your shelf, coffee table or bar cart. Every purchase directly supports our artisan partners in Ghana, who sustainably source their materials and handcraft each item to support their family business.
This figure measures 4” L x 3” W x 3" H. Made of recycled and locally sourced brass.
Each elephant has been individually crafted by hand and no two are exactly alike. Designs may differ slightly from piece to piece. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.