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Mopho Gonde

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

Mopho Gonde
CAMO KING
NEW
Leadwood
28 X 30 X 16
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Mopho Gonde
DOUBLE TROUBLE
NEW
Leadwood
17 X 31 X 18
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Mopho Gonde
FINAL CHARGE
NEW
Leadwood
17 X 29 X 13
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Mopho Gonde
POSER
NEW
Leadwood
33 X 42 X 24
MG20023
Mopho Gonde
TRUMPETING APPROACH
NEW
Leadwood
28 X 42 X 20
MG21842
Mopho Gonde
APPROACH WITH CARE
Leadwood
18 X 21 X 12
MG22512
Mopho Gonde
DAGA DANGER
Leadwood
15 X 23 X 13
$9,499
MG25912
Mopho Gonde
FINAL CHARGE
Leadwood
17 X 26 X 7 1/2
$9,399
MG24731
Mopho Gonde
FINAL CHARGE
Leadwood
29 X 41 X 15
MG23558
SOLD
Mopho Gonde
FLAT DOG SUNNING
Leadwood
14 X 48 X 16
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SOLD
Mopho Gonde
INTIMIDATOR
Leadwood
26 X 26 X 18
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Mopho Gonde
INTO THE BRUSH
Leadwood
19 X 29 X 10
MG24736
Mopho Gonde
INTO THE BRUSH II
Leadwood
19 X 30 X 10
MG22557
Mopho Gonde
LOOKING THINGS OVER
Leadwood
18 X 26 X 14
MG24735
Mopho Gonde
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Leadwood
20 X 29 X 14
MG25885
Mopho Gonde
MAZOE
Leadwood
25 X 30 X 21
MG21024
Mopho Gonde
MENACING MOMENT
Leadwood
20 X 30 X 15
MG23570
Mopho Gonde
MOPANI SHOWDOWN
Leadwood
24 X 28 X 16
MG24751
Mopho Gonde
NIMBLE ESCAPE
Leadwood
28 X 23 X 12
MG24752
Mopho Gonde
NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED
Leadwood
21 X 32 X 17
MG25899
Mopho Gonde
ON THE TROT
Leadwood
17 X 26 X 13
MG25937
Mopho Gonde
PROUD AND POWERFUL
Leadwood
17 X 28 X 16
MG21847
Mopho Gonde
SABLE INTRIGUE
Leadwood
16 X 16 X 9
MG22541
Mopho Gonde
STARTLED ENCOUNTER
Leadwood
24 X 21 X 11
MG24733
Mopho Gonde
TERRITORIAL FEUD
Leadwood
32 X 40 X 23
MG23571
Mopho Gonde
THE HEIGHT OF TERROR
Leadwood
33 X 37 X 28
MG25922
Mopho Gonde
THE OPPORTUNIST
Leadwood
25 X 34 X 13
$12,799
MG24755
Mopho Gonde
THE RACK
Leadwood
24 X 22 X 13
MG23580
Mopho Gonde
UNITED WE STAND
Leadwood
21 X 45 X 24
MG22516
Mopho Gonde
WALKABOUT
Leadwood
22 X 30 X 19
MG23579

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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