A standing African Benin Leopard made from bronze. Handcrafted with much eye for detail.
The Benin people of Nigeria believe that the Benin leopard is a symbol of Justice and powerful beast, which has royal qualities. The leopard reigns over the Savannah, like a king does over his subjects.
Our bronzes are made from upcycled metals, such as pipelines and other parts. Our craftsmen collect these leftover materials and put them in an oven with temperatures so high that they melt to create the raw material, which we can use again for our bronze sculptures. As bronze is a very eco- and labour- intensive material to mine, we feel it makes much more sense to reuse the material that has already been created than to extract it – again.