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

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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 Exclusive
Made from
soapstone
Measurements
7" H x 4" W, 2 lbs.
Item ID
20804

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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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UncommonGoodsKissing Lovers Sculpture
 
4.6

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 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)
  • Visually pleasing (11)
  • Bright (9)

Cons

  • Too small (15)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (89)
  • Living room (58)
  • Office (38)
  • Display (10)
  • Home (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (8), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (69)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (17), Weddings (16), Christmas or hanukkah (13), Valentine’s day (11), Birthday (5)

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5.0

Wellmade quality product

By 

from Tampa, Florida

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Unifies Environment
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

    The smooth curves and sharply cut lines provide symmetry and allure. The subject matter is both seductive and comforting. A fine piece of artistic creation, for a very fair price. The piece also came with a story about the artist which just adds to the overall appeal. My only hope is that this company trades fairly with the artists involved.

     
    5.0

    My Wife Loved IT!

    By 

    from Springfield, Virginia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambience
      • Display
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

      My wife loved the piece. She found a very special spot in her curio to display it. Only her very prized possession go in her curio.

       
      4.0

      i would buy this product again

      By 

      from Milford, Ma

      About Me educator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

      valentines gift, wife loved it

       
      5.0

      Beautiful art

      By 

      from Tampa, FL.

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

        Beautiful piece of art to add to our display.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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
           
          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

            (5 of 5 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
             
            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
               
              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

                (2 of 2 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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