serpentine stone sculptures

by Shona artisans $35.00 - 68.00
Handmade

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Ukama: The Loving Family

Beautifully hand crafted by Shona artisans of Zimbabwe, these serpentine stone sculptures are known as "Ukama" or "Loving Family."

Carved from one solid piece of stone, these stunning and sturdy examples of African art symbolize unity and the shared spirit of the family.

View variation 1, variation 2, variation 3, variation 4.

Due to the nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Item ID
18597
Made from
stone
Measurements
Dancing Couple: 6" H x 6" dia., Mother and Child: 6" - 7" H x 2.5" dia.
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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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