Unity carvings are one of Ghana's most famous works of art. They're
known for their beauty, the genius behind their design, and for the
extreme difficulty of carving each one. The wood for the unity is taken
from the roots of different baobab, redwood, and blackwood trees
throughout Africa. Only the most skilled artisans can create a unity
carving, since they have to make it entirely out of one piece of wood.
They must do this without breaking the wood or cracking it at all. If
they do break it or get any small cracks then they have to start all
over again. The unities symbolize the African struggle for freedom, and
also represent the unity of the people.
To find out more about unity carvings or to order one online