The “Palm wine tapper” is a very unique African art, depicting a Palm wine tapper returning from the farm.
Palm wine tapping is a profession in many Nigerian villages.
The palm wine drink is a sweet, seemingly harmless but crudely intoxicating, and it is a choice drink in social and traditional gatherings.
The drink is called different names among different peoples of Nigeria. It is known as emu or oguro among the Yorubas of the southwest; ukot mmong among the Anang people of the south-south Akwa Ibom State, mmanya among the Igbo, and gya in Hausa dialect.
This artwork is a perfect representation of a palm wine tapper performing his daily activities. He rides his bicycle after fetching the palm wine in a keg and goes around to distribute and sell.
The artwork is made of metal, durable and lightweight… it can be placed on the wall shelf, centre table etc.
This artwork celebrates the dignity of labour and also represents the beauty of a typical African Village life in just a frame. Appropriate as an appreciation gift.