I spelled it Twiga but it's pronounced Tweega. It is Swahili for giraffe. When my hubby and I first arrived to Germany, we met this really nice African couple at the Bx who bring handmade artifacts made from various villages in Africa. They are one of the many vendors who come through the Bx to bring the military community unique and colloquial arts and crafts. We fell in love with this giraffe and it came home with us that day. And let me tell you, I don't know how we managed to get it into my CRV, but we did! LOL So, I decided to snap a couple of shots of Twiga (she's approximately 6 feet tall). Isn't she beautiful?!