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kissing lovers sculpture

by Shona artisans $48.00
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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 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (70)
  • Unique (62)
  • Durable (30)
  • Bright (7)

Cons

  • Too small (11)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (64)
  • Living room (43)
  • Office (28)
  • Kitchen (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (50), Budget shopper (19), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (44)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (31), Wife (7), Husband (4), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (13), Anniversary (9), Valentine’s day (9), Christmas or hanukkah (7), Other (4)

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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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Best second wedding gift ever!

                      By 

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Living Room
                        • Office

                        Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                        This came packaged very well! Amazed at the packaging and the idea that some of the postage was used for charity ,I believe that was what it said

                        • 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

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful artwork, beautifully wrapped

                        By 

                        from Boston, Mass.

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gifts

                          Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                          The sculpture was so carefully and beautifully packaged we were able to give it as an engagement gift as is. It was really appreciated. It's small - just over 6" high - but that means it can go on a bedside table, bureau or small shelf almost anywhere.

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

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Beautiful sculpture for bride and groom

                          By 

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Unique

                          Cons

                          • Too Small

                          Best Uses

                          • Gifts

                          Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

                          Perfect unique gift for a bride and groom who already have everything.

                          • 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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