Ashione Gallery - Darling Creatures - New York, NY
Ashione Gallery - *Ah-hh Ashione, ebe ndioma mara, nazu!
Darling Creatures




Darling Creatures

You named these, darling creatures, and the name stuck! They are darling indeed and it seems we really cannot live without such things. There is something irresistible about them.

We met many of you seemingly well situated people who would rush into the gallery to purchase these for yourselves or as gifts. Many a young femina fawned so much around them that the beau had no choice but to succumb and purchase some for her.

Why do we have such an emotional pull with these handcrafted creatures? We like to look around our corner in the office, the den, kitchen, living room, bedroom, boat, summer house, winter house, etc, and see them around. It may be that we recognize that they may fall into that category of things that we do not fully understand, but things that offer us immeasurable joy nonetheless. Many travel half way across the world to see live ones in their natural habitat. What an "envied" life! 

Our current offerings include beautiful handmade creations of wood, Shona stone (serpentine stone) sculptures of Zimbabwe, Kisii stone (soapstone) creations of Kenya, South African famous recycled telephone wire baskets, recycled metal and/or beaded animals, Zulu metal and beaded small containers, raffia(d) giraffes, bone turtles, and hearts of stone - (soap) stone hearts, that is! We must have nice, handmade things!!

Start or add to your collection today. Enjoy!!!

Buy now.

Lion
The King! Made of iron wood.
Price: $24.00
Basket
Famous South African multi colored recycled telephone wire basket.
Price: $69.00
Basket
Famous South African multi colored recycled telephone wire basket.
Price: $69.00
Shona Art
Zimbabwe, Shona art sculpture of authentic serpentine stone. The stone is hand cut and crafted with machetes, pick axes, chisels, knives - no commercial machinery! It is then sandpapered and polished with oils. A labor of love and inspiration! There may be left over signs of it being made by hand .
Price: $95.00
Sculpture
Zimbabwe, Shona art sculpture.
Price: $95.00
Container
Tan container. Zimbabwe, Shona art sculpture.
Price: $65.00
Container
Beautiful South African decorative pottery, of clay, temper (signature support ingredients, depending on individual artists - straw, old crushed pottery, gravel sand, etc), fired, decorated and hand polished. A small wonderful South African decorative container with an interesting "big" story!.
Price: $98.00
Frog
This green metal(ed) and beaded frog has some personality to challenge or be amorous! Do we hear some croaking?
Price: $98.00

Kenyan Hippopotimas
Wild thing looking to thrill. Recycled metal and beads. We believe he succeeds in his attempt to be thrilling!
Price: $69.00
Giraffe
Raffia(d) green and yellow giraffe from Ghana. Will showcase its decorative splendor wherever you put it.
Price: $20.00
Giraffe
Raffia(d) pink and purple giraffe.
Price: $20.00
Elephant
Kisii soap stone elephant bowl. This elephant bowls us out! As with Shona stone sculptures of Zimbabwe, the Nkisi artists mine and hand create thrilling objects with soap stone. Using machetes, pick axes, firing method, sand papering, hand oil polishing, they create wonderful stone sculptures that are now enjoyed the world over. Be careful, you may become an avid collector of these!!
Price: $98.00
Wire Backet
Famous South African recycled telephone wire basket - black and white. We must have nice and unusual things and this in turn propels artisans to continued ingenious crafts! Collect them all or give as appreciated gifts!!
Price: $69.00
Lovers at Heart!
Two red hot lovers in a heart felt embrace. Kisii stone carving. Love should always be red hot!
Price: $135.00
Rhino
Zimbabwe, Rhino. Shona art sculpture.
Price: $20.00



Yellow Zulu Basket
Handsome Zulu metal and beaded container. The vibrant colors make them so special. Collect them all!
Price: $32.00
Green Zulu Basket
Handsome Zulu metal beaded container. The vibrant colors make them so special. Collect them all!
Price: $32.00
Heart of Stone!
Beautiful stone heart, soap stone heart, that is!!
Price: $69.00
Heart of Stone
Beautiful stone heart, soap stone heart, that is!!
Price: $69.00
Heart of Stone!
Beautiful stone heart, soap stone heart, that is!!
Price: $69.00
Red Hot Saucer.
Red hot saucer. Delightful to have around.
Price: $39.00
Yellow Kisii Elephant
Yellow Kisii stone elephant. Trunk up! Always good luck! They say the elephant never forgets. Yea, these are unforgettable! Price break to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Hippopotamus Bowl
Kisii hippo bowl. So unique and charming!
Price: $98.00
Hippopotamus
Kenyan Hippo. This hippo is bullish for you in a most charming way! Yes?
Price: $98.00
Purple Elephant
Purple kisii stone elephant. Trunk up! Always good luck. For description please see #111. Price reduction to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Hippopotamus
Kenyan Hippo bowl. Also bowl one out! They all bowl us out!! So unique. Start your collection today!!!
Price: $98.00
Basket
Zulu metal and bead container. The vibrant colors make them so special. Collect them all.
Price: $32.00
Turtle
Light brownish orange turtle made out of natural bone.
Price: $69.00



Cat
Beautiful Mia cat of Kisii stone. Perfect for cat lovers and all! (was $49)
Price: $39.00
Bull
This bull has quite an interesting story. Small as it is, it was hand crafted in Zimbabwe but connected to two other foreign countries, to make three countries in all. A good story for your friends! Click to find out which countries. For a pittance, it could be yours!
Price: $24.00
Elephant
Hand crafted metal elephant, made in Zimbabwe. Quite majestic and realistic looking. Isn't it? Even the head moves, like a real elephant's! Trunk up!! Always good luck!!!
Price: $145.00
Frog
Kisii stone orange frog seems to aim to come home to you with a charming smile. Price break to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Elephant
Kisii stone yellow elephant. Trunk up! Always good luck. Price reduction to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Frog
Kisii stone greenish frog. Warming his or her charming self into your home! Price break to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
South African Hippo
South African metal and beaded hippopotamus. Quite grand!
Price: $98.00
Ghanaian Giraffe
Ghanaian metal and beaded green and orange giraffe. It's amazing the amount of work that goes into making these charming creatures, just for you! Think good luck piece for the car?
Price: $24.00
Red Kisii Stone Hippopatamus
Red hippo of kisii stone carving. Everyone's favorite! How could you resist? Price break! Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Kisii Stone Elephant
Kisii stone yellow elephant bowl. Trunk up! Always good luck.
Price: $98.00
Elephant
Kisii stone purplish elephant bowl. Different colors for different folks! Trunk up. Always good luck!! Choices are wonderful!!! We wouldn't want to exclude your preferred color!!
Price: $98.00
Hippopotamus
Kisii stone red hippo aiming for you! Red is a powerful color!
Price: $98.00


Wood Elephant
Soft wood elephant, probably of olive wood. Trunk up. Always good luck! Could hang in your car as an amulet of luck!!
Price: $15.00
Fish
Kisii stone beautifully decorated fish. This fish wants to be in your home!
Price: $39.00
Unity Sculpture
Kisii stone unity piece sculpture. The seemingly unbreakable bond nature of the sculpture appears to appeal to many.
Price: $135.00
Fish Dish
Kisii stone brown, black and white dish. Which way are we going - upstream or downstream? Shows vestiges of aging and of being hand made.
Price: $65.00
Ostrich
Watch out! Very cute flighty ostrich coming your way! Price break to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Elephant Dish
Kisii stone elephant dish. Trunk up. Always good luck.Your fresh candies would look and taste even fresher and more inviting in your elephant dish.
Price: $98.00
Lizard
Lizard made of multi colored beads and wire. Made in Zimbabwe. Very realistic looking! Price break to your benefit. Was 135.
Price: $98.00
Frog
Beautiful blueish green kisii stone frog. We must have frogs. They are good for the environment and allow for its sustainability. This one is croaking to come home to you! Price break to your benefit! Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Frog
Beautiful bluish purple kisii stone frog. We must have frogs. They are good for the environment and this one is aiming at you! Price break!! Was $49.
Price: $39.00




Hippopotamus
Kisii stone green hippo of the very cute and lovable kind! Price break to your benefit. Was $49.
Price: $39.00
Elephant Dish
Kisii stone elephant bowl. Trunk up! Always good luck.
Price: $98.00
Giraffe
Giraffe. Wired and beaded. Wonderful giraffe. May be in the car?
Price: $24.00
Lion
Lion, made in Zimbabwe of recycled metals. This one seems poised for a Pride take down! Watch out ladies!
Price: $98.00
Elephant
Leather over an unknown material. Faux tusks. As beautiful as they come! Trunk up. Always good luck! Very "giftable"!
Price: $98.00
Elephant
Kisii stone orange elephant bowl. Trunk up. Always good luck! Different colors for different folks. Collect them all!
Price: $98.00
                                                        Here come the babies!

Cute Kenyan baby giraffe soap stone sculpture
Cute green baby giraffe
Price: $20.00
Cute Kenyan baby elephant soap stone sculpture
Cute pink colored baby elephant
Price: $20.00
Cute Kenyan baby elephant soap stone sculpture
Cute dark blue baby elephant
Price: $20.00
Cute Kenyan baby elephant soap stone sculpture
Cute reddish- orange baby elephant
Price: $20.00
Cute Kenyan baby elephant soap stone sculpture
Cute blue baby elephant
Price: $20.00
Cute Kenyan baby elephant soap stone sculpture
Cute pinkish baby elephant
Price: $20.00


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