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Osani | mirrorBy Joana Santos Barbosa

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US$ 6,720



Material: Wood

Dimensions: 110cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 9cm (D) / 43.3" (H) x 43.3" (W) x 3.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


Production Lead Time:

This item has a production lead time of 12 weeks.


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Artist Statement

The Osani circle is a game played by Efé children of the Ituri tropical forest in the Republic of Congo. The round mirror represents the spirit of mutual help present in this tribe.
The ebony wood captures the effect of the childrens’ outstretched legs around the center, and the aged gold leaf bring to mind the soles of their feet and sun-bleached heads. The round decorative mirror has the perfect form in which the flow of energy is identical and of equal value; without beginning or end.
The story beyond this handcrafted luxury piece offers a special meaning to any interior design project. The Osani Circle photograph was taken by Belgian anthropologist Jean-Pierre Hallet in the 1960s (All Rights Reserved: see pdf); Hallet lived many years with the Efé and loved their community traditions.

Product details
Handcrafted wood structure finished in ebony veneer and aged gold leaf in high gloss varnish.

Product options
Other veneers, natural, aged or degrade gold/silver/copper leaf or any Ral Classic color finished in matt, half or high gloss varnish.

25Kg 55.2 lbs

Made to order. Other finishes are available under request.

Designed by Joana Santos Barbosa for InsidherLand, 2013. Handmade in Portugal.


Artist Profile

Born: 1981
Hometown: Porto
Based in: Porto

Created by Architect Joana Santos Barbosa in 2012, Insidherland is a Portuguese brand of author design inspired by the natural wonders and the excellence of art.

Joana explores influences from travels around the World to define her own Land as a place that transforms her unique vision into pieces of …


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