Family Soapstone Sculptures

Handcarved by artisans in Zimbabwe, this soapstone sculpture personifies the unbreakable bonds of family.
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Shona artisans

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Shona artisans

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You're My Rock

Hand-carved using an time-honored technique by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, these powerful soapstone sculptures personify "ukama," or the bonds of family.

Carefully carved from a single piece of soapstone, the outstretched arms of parents and children embrace in one symbolic structure of love and connectivity. A beautiful addition to any home, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the unity and spirit of your family with artistry. Available for families of three to six. Handmade in Zimbabwe.

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

Sold individually.

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Made in Zimbabwe

The Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, literally translated as "the house of stone," are considered by many to be among the world's finest sculptors.

Modern Shona artisans select and quarry their own stones, just as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Statues are hand-carved using simple chisels, polished with sand and beeswax, and heated on a fire to bring out their brilliant colors.

Shona Sculpture is arguably the most significant art form to emerge from Southern Africa this century. The contemporary designs and emphasis on family and relationships enable these sculptures to be incorporated into almost any living environment.

Handmade
Made from
soapstone
Measurements
Family of 3: 10" H; Family of 4: 10" H; Family of 5: 9.75" H
Item ID
20739

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsFamily Soapstone Sculptures
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (67)
  • Easy to clean (30)
  • Durable (28)
  • Unique (4)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (46)
  • Large rooms (19)
  • Small rooms (15)
  • Bedroom (12)
  • Living room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (54), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (64)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (85), No (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (21), Mother (12), Child (11), Wife (10), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (23), Anniversary (13), Mother’s day (13), Other (11), Birthday (3)

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5.0

It's just beautiful

By 

from White Lake Michigan

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Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

    Display

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

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    5.0

    Wedding gift

    By 

    from Macungie, PA

    About Me Collector

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    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

    I purchased this as a wedding gift for my cousin. They absolutely loved it! It was very well made and not too big or too small.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    This sculpture was a perfect special occasion gift.

    By 

    from Chicago, Il

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    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

      This was a 15th year anniversary gift for my son and his wife. It was a perfect gift and well received.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Sentimental
      • Well-made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

        Bought this for my parents as an anniversary gift, and was meant to represent our family. They both loved it. It is very high-quality and well-done.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery as usual, arrived in perfect condition.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        5.0

        Family as ONE

        By 

        from Coppell, Texas

        About Me High-end Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

          Outstanding Christmas present, ,made her cry happy tears

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Beautiful and Sentimental

          By 

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Large Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

            I'm leaving for the Peace Corps in February. So, this is my last Christmas in the States for over 2 year. I gifted this to my parents to symbolize our family's connection that transcends geographical boarders. My mother was in tears as she opened the package. The sculpture is stunningly beautiful. You could tell this piece is of high quality and it felt great to support the tribes that make it. Highly recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By 

            from Iowa

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Absolutely Beautiful
            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

              I bought this for my best friends,and their family. Great size, color, and concept. My friends loved it!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Beautiful sculpture

              By 

              from South Carolina

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

                I gave this sculpture to my son and daughter in law when they gave birth to their 4th child. They are a family of six and now complete~

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                They seemed to like it

                By 

                from Incline Village, NV

                About Me Midrange Shopper

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

                  I bought this as a Christmas gift for my brother and his wife. The live in Ohio, so I haven't actually seen it. They seem to really enjoy it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Proud to give as a gift.

                  By 

                  from Kaneohe, HI

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

                    Gift for daughter-in-law. Perfect.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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