Recycled Metal Ostrich Planter

The plants that grow in this recycled metal ostrich become its living plumage.
created by

Tom Ateto

$56.00 - 74.00

created by

Tom Ateto

read more about the maker

In Full Feather

Ready to give both hanging baskets and gravity-bound planters a 43 mph* run for their money, these ingenious indoor/outdoor ostrich planters stand—literally, on feet—somewhere in between. Welded by Kenyan artisans using washers, nuts, and other salvaged metal pieces, their "plumage" is created by the arrangement of small plants and/or succulents you fill them with. Imagine both trailing and spiky upright flora and you'll begin to see their potential for magnificence--not to mention personality. *The speed ostriches can run. Handmade by artisans in Kenya.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Kenya

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Tom Ateto and his small team of talented sculptors work in an old British barracks outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Heaps of used machine parts come into their studio as raw material. After the group transforms them with their sculpture magic, what was formerly junk goes out the door as personality-filled outdoor works of art.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive
Made from
recycled metal
Measurements
Standard planter: 20.5" H x 6.5" Dia. x 2.5" D
Large planter: 24" H x 7.5" Dia. x 2.5" D
Ingredients
Care
Wipe clean with dry or damp cloth. Planters may develop rust or patina over time. You can spray them with a clear spray paint or sealant to help preserve the original finish.
Notes
Measurements are of bowl and height of planter from feet to top of head.
Item ID
44943

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Sooooo Cute!

3

These look great & are much less expensive here than other websites, but they are SMALL, even the large one. The photos are misleading. Look closely...

Sacramento, CA

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Adorable

5

Got this for my friend's birthday. Filled it with plants and made a beautiful addition to her back porch.

Roswell, GA

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Unique gift idea!

5

These are so adorable! Perfect for someone that already has everything. Live in AZ , so these are unique and perfect used as the picture shown with succulent.

AZ

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Love My Metal Ostrich!

5

I read reviews about this but didn't let any negative ones deter me. Having lived in E Africa and travelled to Kenya, I've always appreciated the clever use of recycled products in art.

Fort Collins, CO

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Love it!

5

great accent piece

texas

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Recycled Metal Ostrich Planter

5

The recycled material, and the imagination and creativity of the artist is wonderful.

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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Functional but gorgeous

5

For my outdoor plants

Los Angeles

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BEST COMPANY FOR UNIQUE GIFTS!!!

4

This plant holder was just so cute to look at in person. That's what I love about buyting things from Uncommongoods.com. They are unique, conversation pieces that always stimulate a surprised and endearing reaction by recipient!! It is my favorite goto place for all occassions

Valparaiso, Indiana

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So cute!

5

My mom loved this planter! It's so cute!

Virginia

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Cute

5

I got a cute pot to put in the body and filled it with succulents to give to my mom

Vista, ca

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