Family Soapstone Sculptures

Handcarved by artisans in Zimbabwe, this soapstone sculpture personifies the unbreakable bonds of family.
created by

Shona artisans

$72.00

created by

Shona artisans

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You're My Rock

Hand-carved using an time-honored technique by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, these powerful soapstone sculptures personify "ukama," or the bonds of family.

Carefully carved from a single piece of soapstone, the outstretched arms of parents and children embrace in one symbolic structure of love and connectivity. A beautiful addition to any home, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the unity and spirit of your family with artistry. Available for families of three to six. Handmade in Zimbabwe.

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

Sold individually.

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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
Family of 3: 10" H; Family of 4: 10" H; Family of 5: 9.75" H
Ingredients
Item ID
20739

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
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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Anniversary Gift

5

It's the perfect size and beautiful.

Rochester, NY

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I have bought this product twice !

5

It is the centerpiece of our table every day

Colorado

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Yes! The sculptures are a very unique gift!

5

Sculpture represents the entire family!

Beech Island,SC

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Beautiful sculpture; great quality

5

We bought this for my aunt and uncle to symbolize their role as second parents. The sculpture was just as beautiful, if not more so, than in the picture. It is of substantial weight and the quality exceeded expectations. They loved it. For the price, I was incredibly pleased--it could easily go for double or triple.

Washington, DC

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Unique wedding gift

5

I purchased this for a very good friends wedding. I was leery purchasing online but was very pleasantly surprised when it came. It was what I expected and more.

Bethlehem PA

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The perfect gift

5

The person who received this gift was so happy with it.

Homer, NY

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Perfect gift for the adopting family!

5

Beautiful for the adopting family.

Garden Grove, California

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family of 3

4

Gift to celebrate/honor first child

centreville, va

It's just beautiful

5

Display

White Lake Michigan

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Wedding gift

5

I purchased this as a wedding gift for my cousin. They absolutely loved it! It was very well made and not too big or too small.

Macungie, PA

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Family Soapstone Sculptures

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