Wall-mounted Elephant Portrait
This hand made wall-mounted portrait is approximately 13 inches wide, 8 inches tall and 9 inches deep. Each piece is unique and will vary slightly in size and proportions. Each piece is made of snare wire, with thinner fastening wires frequently reclaimed from discarded automotive parts. This piece has white decorative beading for the Elephant's trunk and multi-colored beading in the elephant's ears
Snares to Wares is a community-based conservation initiative dedicated to improving human livelihood and protecting wildlife in and around the village of Pakwach, Uganda. This project simultaneously transforms human lives and addresses the problem of wildlife poaching by empowering local artisans to repurpose wire snares into sculptures of the wildlife that would otherwise fall victim to snaring. Proceeds from the sale of these sculptures flow directly into the community to sustain these transformations.
The Snares to Wares Initiative is empowering youth - those most vulnerable to being recruited into poaching at an impressionable age – to make an honest living as artisans. They are trained in the skills necessary to become capable artisans and support their work via national park trips facilitating study of the animal form. The art that is produced represents sculptures of wildlife species.
All items are offered for sale on an as-is basis with no warranty or guarantee. All sales are final, and there are no returns. We employ due diligence to ensure accurate item descriptions are placed online and the MSU Surplus Store staff are available to answer questions with regards to condition and/or contents prior to purchase. Please Contact Us with any questions regarding item condition or contents of the listing.
Buyer is responsible for paying all related shipping and handling charges unless otherwise noted in the item description. Shipping costs are determined at checkout by zip code and by shipping method chosen. A nominal handling charge is included to cover the cost of packaging materials. If the buyer provides a PO Box, items are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Special shipping arrangements such as companies not listed, local pickup and freight services may be available upon request.
MSU Surplus Store ( www.msusurplusstore.com) ships to U.S. addresses only.