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kissing lovers sculpture

by Shona artisans $48.00
Handmade
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Kissing Lovers Sculpture  .

We expect to ship by: 10/05/2015

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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 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (74)
  • Unique (65)
  • Durable (31)
  • Bright (8)

Cons

  • Too small (11)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (68)
  • Living room (46)
  • Office (30)
  • Kitchen (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (53), Budget shopper (20), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (48)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (31), Wife (10), 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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4.0

I'm pleased.

By 

from S.E. U.S.

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about KISSING LOVERS SCULPTURE:

    Nice quality sculpture. Heavy (this is a plus!). Was really pleased.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife

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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

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          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

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            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

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                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

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                    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

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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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