This book-end is hand-made to quality by the Makonde carvers of Tanzania. The wood used is the local ebony wood which is hardy. This beautiful piece of book-end will Add an African taste in your bookshelf. Enhance the décor of you house if the books serve more as decoration than actual reading material. Ensure your books are stored neatly in an upright position so as to protect their spine and pages, hence lengthens their life.