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kissing lovers sculpture

by Shona artisans $48.00
Handmade
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Kiss and Tell

Embrace tradition with this tender soapstone sculpture hand-carved by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe. Shaped from a single stone, this symbolic serpetine sculpture illustrates the unbreakable bonds of love. Using a technique passed down by their ancestors, modern-day Shona artisans hand-pick and quarry their stones and carve them using simple tools and polish the finished product with sand and beeswax. The final touch: Each sculpture is heated over a fire to bring out the natural luminescence of the stone. Handmade in Zimbabwe. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
20804
Made from
soapstone
Measurements
7" H x 4" W, 2 lbs.
Notes
Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variance is to be expected.
  • the maker

Shona artisans

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. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE
 
4.6

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (73)
  • Unique (65)
  • Durable (31)
  • Bright (8)

Cons

  • Too small (11)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (67)
  • Living room (45)
  • Office (29)
  • Kitchen (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (52), Budget shopper (20), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (47)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (31), Wife (9), Husband (5), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (13), Anniversary (11), Valentine’s day (9), Christmas or hanukkah (7), Birthday (4)

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5.0

Creative, artistic sculpture

By 

from Bloomington, Indiana

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

    So unusual. A true unique "artistic creation". Small (approx. 6 inches high), but just the right size for a "personal" gift.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Awesome product!!

    By 

    from Jacksonville, Fl

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

    This was for my wife for our 12th anniversary and she was completely surprised by it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Kissing Lovers Statue

    By 

    from charlotte, nc

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Living Room

      Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

      Great product for a great price!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very happy

      By 

      from MO

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

        Wanted a unique anniversary gift and this fit the bill

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Unique as always

        By 

        from Hartford CT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Perfect Gift
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

          This was the perfect gift for a co worker who got married. I loved it as soon as I saw it, like everything else at Uncommon Goods. When I am looking for something just a little different I always turn to Uncommon Goods...Love it!!

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

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Small but cute

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

          Looked exactly as the picture did but it's about as small as your hand's length. Purchased this gift for a friend's wedding and they loved it.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Very nice sculpture

          By 

          from Grand Forks, ND

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

              This was a gift for my significant other for Christmas. I was a little leary, however once it arrived I was happy I took the chance. This is very nice, I am pleased.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              very impressive, one of a kind

              By 

              from Los Angeles, Ca

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                  I like to collect art and I consider myself picky but i appreciate interesting pieces when i come across them and this qualifies. My heart lept when i opened the box and I keep marveling at my new present.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  i would recommend this

                  By 

                  from huntington beach,cali

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                    Great piece over the fireplace mantle

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Really nice sculpture

                    By 

                    from Wilmington, NC

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                          The sculpture was really unique and very attractive. I gave it as a wedding present but wish I could have kept for myself

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

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                          Q and A

                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          80votes, 11 comments

                          Jen
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Soapstone carvings are one of my favorite things, and the artisans in Zimbabwe are incredibly talented.

                          Seneca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Beautiful!

                          Ali
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Beautiful!

                          Nanette
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Beautiful and at a great price!

                          Chris
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          It would be nice to know approximate size, but I like the look.

                          Tracey
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Nice sculpture, reasonable price. Just not my style.

                          sharri
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love it. Would definitely buy it.

                          Laurie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          This would make an awesome wedding or anniversary gift. I would love to receive this!

                          adiaha

                          Love the statue and the price. I'd purchase this.

                          Tina

                          This is beautiful and would make a lovely gift, but how tall/wide is it?

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Results on this item are coming soon, and we can't wait to see how the community voted! This statue is 6.25" tall and 3.25" wide. Thanks for all of your great questions and comments!

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