Lundi 15 février 2016 — Dernier ajout mardi 31 janvier 2012

Working with wood and horn

Madagascar is rich in wood essences, which allows artisans to produce marquetry objects or high quality sculptures. Horn is worked upon for the making of various objects.

Working with wood

Tables en marqueterie
Tables en marqueterie
Précision des dessins et multiplicité des couleurs.

Rosewood, ebony… all these essences allow for the creation of real works of art of rigorous precision.

The making of lids for jewel boxes is very impressive.

Working with a table saw, the artisans also make jewel boxes, tables, decorative objects, etc

Malagasy artisans also developed a remarkable way of working with rough wood, creating furniture, decorative objects, wooden vehicles, etc


Vente d'objets en corne
Vente d’objets en corne
Marché d’Antananarivo

Zebu horn is worked upon and sculpted to make jewel, cutlery, and cups. These objects can then be tinted and given different colours, especially rings.

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Zébu Vente de voitures en bois Sculptures et meubles en bois Objets et sculpture en bois Sculpture en bois