Gallery: Throne of Weapons is Made of Decommissioned AK-47s From Mozamb...

By combining weapons from so many countries Kester reflects on the wide reach of the international arms trade.

Thrones are traditional symbols of immense power – however this Throne of Weapons by artist Cristovao Canhavato (Kester) offers a critical take on the symbol of authority by connecting it with the use of physical force. The regal seat was built entirely out of decommissioned weapons following the end of the Mozambican civil war in 1992. The weapons, including Russian AK-47 rifles, were collected by the organization Transforming Arms into Tools (Transformaçaõ de Armas em Enxadas).

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