African carvings have long been recognized as the forerunners amongst exquisite artifacts from across the globe. When the artistic finesse of these artifacts is combined to support everyday practical needs, you know you have a winner. These art pieces have a shiny exterior with a tough density due to the Mpingo wood that they are made from. The elephant book ends hand carved from Mpingo, have intricately carved out features, with a striking tusk that brilliantly stands out against the glossy backdrop of the elephant's body. These book ends can be placed on your bookshelf to give it an antique mysterious aura, aside from supporting the books itself.