Kissing Lovers Sculpture

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

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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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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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 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 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 (3)

Cons

  • Too small (15)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (81)
  • Living room (58)
  • Office (38)
  • Kitchen (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (65)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (37), Wife (15), Husband (8), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (16), Weddings (16), Christmas or hanukkah (12), Valentine’s day (12), Birthday (5)

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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.

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • 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
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • 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
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

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                5.0

                Great gift

                By 

                from Las Vegas, Nv

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                  This is a very nice practical gift. The quality is very good. I was very happy to see that it met my expectations. It is smaller than what I thought it would be but after we displayed it I thought that it actually is okay. This would make a great gift for someone's office desk or just displayed in an office.

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

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful design

                  By 

                  from Schererville, IN

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                  The sculpture,although small for the price, is beautifully designed and the craftsmanship is perfect. I gave it to my husband for our anniversary and he loves it. I was hoping it would've been a bit thicker especially towards the base of the product.

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

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                  4.0

                  Satisfied customer

                  By 

                  from NJ

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                  Great for display in living room, durable material, unique design, only thing was some surface scratches are visible, would have preferred a little bit bigger product size

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

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for the couple who has everything!

                  By 

                  from Bergen Country, NJ

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                    It's a beautiful gift for the couple who has everything and are truly in love. The perfect color and size, the right addition to any room. Neutral color and unique design. Truly pictured!

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

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