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Mopho Gonde

Masterful Hand Carved Creations

A primarily self-taught artist, Mopho creates carvings of Africa’s wild animals in the unique medium of leadwood. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Mopho Gonde is now hailed as the finest wildlife sculptor in southern Africa utilizing leadwood. “The greatest thing about leadwood is that the hardwood trees need not be destroyed. This medium comes from dead trees, once pushed over by great elephants, which have laid in the African sun and rain for years and have almost become petrified”. ...More...

Like teak, leadwood is extremely hard and when polished turns a rich reddish color, giving it a wonderful earthy look. Mopho’s animal sculptures are painstakingly created by hand and capture the very essence of each animal in exacting detail. Because of the degree of workmanship that goes into creating each piece, we only receive between 17 and 20 pieces a year. This puts Mopho’s work in demand as serious wildlife art collectors recognize his great talent....Less...

Mopho Gonde

Sculpture

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Mopho Gonde
BISON BLUFF
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Leadwood
16 X 21 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
BLOODY BATTLE
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Leadwood
19 X 44 X 26
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Mopho Gonde
BUNDU BULLS
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Leadwood
18 X 42 X 20
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Mopho Gonde
CLASH OF THE TITANS
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Leadwood
28 X 54 X 23
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Mopho Gonde
FAMILY PROUD
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Leadwood
30 X 38 X 26
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Mopho Gonde
FINAL CHARGE
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Leadwood
19 X 30 X 19
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Mopho Gonde
GREY LINE
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Leadwood
31 X 41 X 18
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Mopho Gonde
LONGSHANK
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Leadwood
25 X 34 X 20
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Mopho Gonde
MY PROTECTOR
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Leadwood
15 X 32 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
RATTLERS
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Leadwood
18 X 40 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
SELDOM SEEN
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Leadwood
16 X 33 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
TERMINATORS THREE
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Leadwood
16 X 44 X 20
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Mopho Gonde
THE FEUD
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Leadwood
24 X 35 X 27
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Mopho Gonde
VALLEY BULLS
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Leadwood
26 X 42 X 25
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VIKING VALLEY
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Leadwood
15 X 22 X 11
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Mopho Gonde
BAD ONE
Leadwood
14 X 20 X 10
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BIG BOY
Leadwood
12 X 16 X 10
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Mopho Gonde
BIG BOY & LITTLE BOY
Leadwood
15 X 32 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
BIG BOY, LITTLE BOY & DUKE
Leadwood
15 X 36 X 10
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Mopho Gonde
BOZEMAN BULLS
Leadwood
14 X 33 X 17
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Mopho Gonde
BREAKING OUT
Leadwood
17 X 26 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
BRUTE
Leadwood
22 X 30 X 15
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Mopho Gonde
CATCHING RAYS
Leadwood
13 X 42 X 17
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Mopho Gonde
COMING BACK AROUND
Leadwood
15 X 24 X 15
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Mopho Gonde
DAGA DANGER
Leadwood
15 X 23 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
DARK KNIGHTS
Leadwood
16 X 37 X 17
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Mopho Gonde
DOMINATION
Leadwood
16 X 37 X 10
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Mopho Gonde
EGG PROTECTORS
Leadwood
16 X 53 X 25
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Mopho Gonde
EVADER
Leadwood
20 X 29 X 17
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Mopho Gonde
FIRST BORN
Leadwood
14 X 21 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
FRONTLINE DEFENSE
Leadwood
16 X 33 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
GO ON, MAKE MY DAY
Leadwood
27 X 27 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
GONEZ BULL
Leadwood
16 X 24 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
HEAD FOR THE BLUFF
Leadwood
15 X 42 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
HEAD FOR THE HILLS
Leadwood
18 X 23 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
I SMELL TROUBLE
Leadwood
17 X 22 X 12
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Mopho Gonde
IN THE OUTCROP
Leadwood
14 X 24 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
INTO THE BRUSH
Leadwood
14 X 21 X 7
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Mopho Gonde
KNIGHT OF THE PLAINS
Leadwood
28 X 18 X 11
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Mopho Gonde
KNIGHT OF THE WILD
Leadwood
22 X 31 X 22
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Mopho Gonde
LAST LINEAGE
Leadwood
18 X 28 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
LOWVELD BULLS
Leadwood
14 X 37 X 12
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Mopho Gonde
MANA MATRIARCH
Leadwood
16 X 24 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
MOPANI SHOWDOWN
Leadwood
24 X 28 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
MORNING RAYS
Leadwood
17 X 51 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
MY FIRST SON
Leadwood
16 X 33 X 16
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MY TURN
Leadwood
19 X 23 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
PROUD MOTHER
Leadwood
15 X 30 X 15
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Mopho Gonde
READ MY TUSKS
Leadwood
19 X 24 X 18
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Mopho Gonde
SAFETY OF MOM
Leadwood
15 X 22 X 12
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Mopho Gonde
SAVE SANCTUARY
Leadwood
15 X 32 X 14
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Mopho Gonde
SCENT OF MAN
Leadwood
21 X 31 X 18
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Mopho Gonde
SOLITAIRE
Leadwood
35 X 27 X 10
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Mopho Gonde
SOMBER MOMENT
Leadwood
15 X 22 X 12
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Mopho Gonde
TAKING THE GAP
Leadwood
17 X 32 X 19
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Mopho Gonde
TERRITORIAL FEUD
Leadwood
32 X 40 X 23
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Mopho Gonde
THE OPPORTUNIST
Leadwood
25 X 34 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
THE SHADOW
Leadwood
30 X 28 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
THE TROPHY - WALL MOUNT
Leadwood
16 X 9 X 10
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Mopho Gonde
TIME TO RUMBLE
Leadwood
17 X 30 X 12
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Mopho Gonde
TRIPLE THREAT
Leadwood
12 X 37 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
TWO TONNES UP
Leadwood
17 X 40 X 24
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Mopho Gonde
WHITE KNIGHTS
Leadwood
15 X 37 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
YELLOWSTONE
Leadwood
15 X 23 X 11
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Mopho Gonde
ZAMBEZI BAD BOYS
Leadwood
19 X 48 X 18
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Ross Parker Discusses The Brilliance of Mopho Gonde

Mopho Gonde

2017

Hunter’s Horn

Mopho Gonde - Houston Safari Club's Artist Of The Year. Mopho Gonde elevates wildlife carving to a level worthy of European Masters. By Todd Wilkinson

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2015

Sporting Classics

A Call For Africa - Three talented artists are creating a spectacular tribute to a legendary African river and its wildlife. By Todd Wilkinson

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Safari Magazine

The Art Of The Hunt - Solid As A Rock By Todd Wilkinson

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2008

Sporting Classics

An African original - Zimbabwean master woodcarver Mopho Gonde let's the world know that despite political turmoil, hope endures for Africa's majestic wildlife By Todd Wilkinson

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2007

Wildlife Art

p>Zimbabwean Wood-Carver Mopho Gonde Bushveld Dreaming by Todd Wilkinson Mopho Gonde has been dreaming. In the mystical Matopos Hills of southern Zimbabwe, the quiet, bearded sculptor awakens from a six-hour slumber on the precipice of a steep ravine. According to his traditional beliefs, drams are the mediums where artists receive visions passed along from the spirits of departed ancestors. Last night, the offerings were prodigious indeed.

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