These mini versions of our original painted tin animals are made from recycled soda and beer cans. They will stand on their own, but can also be hung. The giraffe is a graceful animal whose long neck represents the ability to be visionary while still viewing the past and present. As the tallest mammal in the world, the giraffe teaches us to increase our understanding by viewing life from all angles. The heart of the giraffe is large. In some African traditions, a giraffe symbol is taken to every meeting to assure that the understandings of the heart are addressed as well as the understandings of the head. The giraffe uses strength and flexibility to align the physical, mental and spiritual faculties of all situations.
Artist: Daniel Thomas, painted by Khumbalani Muraga
Made In: Zimbabwe