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
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:
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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UncommonGoodsFamily Soapstone Sculptures
 
4.7

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (67)
  • Easy to clean (30)
  • Durable (28)
  • Visually pleasing (8)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (51)
  • Large rooms (19)
  • Small rooms (15)
  • Bedroom (12)
  • Display (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (54), Budget shopper (11), High-end shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (86), No (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great buy!

I bought this as a 27th Wedding anniversary for my parents and the LOVED it. They were so amazed that they asked me to try and get one including their grandchildren. :-) This...Read complete review

I bought this as a 27th Wedding anniversary for my parents and the LOVED it. They were so amazed that they asked me to try and get one including their grandchildren. :-) This was a great buy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Massive in size

This product is massive. The catalog picture is not as attached to this review and online personnel should have mentioned that it is more than twice as large as pictured in catalog (add...Read complete review

This product is massive. The catalog picture is not as attached to this review and online personnel should have mentioned that it is more than twice as large as pictured in catalog (add dimensions). The base is of poor design with a very small, narrow base with an unstable, overweight top. The base is also poorly constructed requiring a 3/8" shim to keep the sculpture from falling. Unstable and too large as received. I would not have ordered with the size and poor quality.

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5.0

Yes! The sculptures are a very unique gift!

By 

from Beech Island,SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

    Sculpture represents the entire family!

     
    5.0

    Beautiful sculpture; great quality

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Gift giver

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    Pros

    • Great quality
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambience
      • Display
      • Foyer
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

      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.

       
      5.0

      Unique wedding gift

      By 

      from Bethlehem PA

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      Pros

      • Unifies Environment
      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambience
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

        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.

         
        5.0

        The perfect gift

        By 

        from Homer, NY

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        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

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          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

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

           
          5.0

          Perfect gift for the adopting family!

          By 

          from Garden Grove, California

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • It was more beautiful than I could imagine!

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display

            Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

            Beautiful for the adopting family.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            family of 3

            By 

            from centreville, va

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unifies Environment
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

            • Difficult to Install

            Best Uses

            • Ambience
            • Display
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

            Gift to celebrate/honor first child

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            It's just beautiful

            By 

            from White Lake Michigan

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambience
              • Display
              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

              Display

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was as promised and wrapped to protect the delicate contents.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Wedding gift

              By 

              from Macungie, PA

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              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Ambience
              • Display
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

              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.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Very fast delivery from the time it was purchased. Packages in foam wrap, foam peanuts, and bubble wrap. Definitely wanted to ensure it got here in one piece!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              This sculpture was a perfect special occasion gift.

              By 

              from Chicago, Il

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

                This was a 15th year anniversary gift for my son and his wife. It was a perfect gift and well received.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was faster than expected and the product was well packaged.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Sentimental
                • Well-made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Family Soapstone Sculptures:

                  Bought this for my parents as an anniversary gift, and was meant to represent our family. They both loved it. It is very high-quality and well-done.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery as usual, arrived in perfect condition.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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