The hippo, also known as the Kiboko in Swahili, is one of the larger African animals in the range and needs some planning when debating a location. Representing the size of a real life hippopotamus, its wrinkly neck, pricked up ears and hairy snout are all expertly portrayed through various metals and welding techniques. The hippo inhabits wild rivers in Africa, and so looks especially eccentric when placed next to bodies of water, whether that be on the edge of an indoor swimming pool at home or about to lazily slide into a lake at the bottom of the garden.
All sculptures are beautifully handcrafted by our team of artists in Kenya. Each piece is made from recycled metal using oil drums and car parts. The sculpting process begins when a wire framework is created. Selected pieces of metal are then welded to the frame to build up the sculpture. The completed sculptures are hand finished in the UK using a lacquer. Sculptures are lacquered to protect them from the environment if placed outside. The lacquer applied will give the product and extended product life of between 9-12 months depending on weather conditions.
- Crafted from recycled metal and welded to a wire frame
- Hand made to create a unique sculpture
- Hand finished in the UK using a lacquer
- Made in Kenya
- Box Dimensions: H 152.4 x W 100 x D 340 cm
|Weather Resistant||Yes, lacquered|
|Dimensions||H 152.4 x W 100 x D 340 cm|