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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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.


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UncommonGoodsKissing Lovers Sculpture
 
4.6

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 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 (6)

Cons

  • Too small (15)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (84)
  • Living room (58)
  • Office (38)
  • Display (6)
  • Kitchen (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (37), Wife (15), Husband (8), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (17), Weddings (16), Christmas or hanukkah (14), Valentine’s day (12), Birthday (5)

Reviewed by 105 customers

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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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    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.

                • 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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