Kissing Lovers Sculpture

Hand-carved by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, this beautiful stone sculpture symbolizes love.
created by

Shona artisans

$48.00

created by

Shona artisans

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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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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
7" H x 4" W, 2 lbs.
Item ID
20804

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsKissing Lovers Sculpture
 
4.6

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (85)
  • Unique (77)
  • Durable (38)
  • Bright (9)
  • Visually pleasing (7)

Cons

  • Too small (15)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (85)
  • Living room (58)
  • Office (38)
  • Display (7)
  • Kitchen (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (69)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (17), Weddings (16), Christmas or hanukkah (14), Valentine’s day (12), Birthday (5)

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3.0

Nice sculputre

By 

from PA

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

    We have a kissing sculpture we got on our honeymoon, and this reminded me of it, so I think I'm going to give it to my husband for our 15th anniversary next year. Sculpture is nice, but I can definitely see some character in the stone, and it reminds me of water stains unfortunately. I was surprised by the color. It's green. Not at all what I was expecting and probably wouldn't have bought it if that was what was shown in the picture. But the statue itself is very nice. And the size is perfect.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Packaged nice and tight, and very secure in bubble wrap.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice gift

    By 

    from Central USA

    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

      Very nice gift. Somewhat disappointed that it didn't include a card with "The Story" and "The Maker" information. It would have enhanced the gift if the recipients knew how it was made, where it came from, and a little about the artists.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Would Recommend

      By 

      from Waco, Texas

      About Me Decorator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

      Great for a romantic gift. Pretty small so it's great to be set on a desk or small table. I do think it's too expensive for the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Romantic head piece

      By 

      from Middleton, WI

      About Me Artist, Decorator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

        Lovely carved stone from Africa.

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

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        4.0

        Nice personal gift

        By 

        from St. Petersburg, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambience
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

          Personal intimate gift depicting closeness

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent unique wedding gift

          By 

          from Arkansas

          About Me Just wanted authentic gift.

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display
              • I love this. Personal and back story.

              Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

              The artist signature and backnowledge story both his own and community was beautiful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!!!

              By 

              from Mariposa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                No additional comments

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Warm and touching piece

                By 

                from Louisville, Ky

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                  I bought this for my wife as an anniversary gift. It is beautiful in person when you are holding it.

                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

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                  5.0

                  Very nice and well made

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                      Wife loves it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Valentine’s Day

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Lovely Work of Art

                      By 

                      from Brunswick, GA

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • A Conversation Piece
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Detailed Beautifully
                      • Durable
                      • Pure Expression Of Love
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • On The Smaller Side

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Living Room
                      • Office
                      • Perfect Anniversary Gift
                      • Perfect For Valentine's
                      • Wedding Gift

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                      This is the perfect Valentine's gift to give or receive! It is a true work of art showing the loving bond between 2 people. The beauty of the soapstone along with the detailed carving make this a piece that one will proudly display in any setting. Even though the sculpture is small in scale, the details alone make it stand out. This is a piece that will be admired by many for its beauty & craftsmanship.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was very prompt & arrived sooner than expected. The product arrived gift-boxed & in perfect condition. The packing job was top notch! Did not have to contact customer service. Was very pleased with the order process & delivery!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Valentine’s Day

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