Kissing Lovers Sculpture

Hand-carved by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, this beautiful stone sculpture symbolizes love.
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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 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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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.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsKissing Lovers Sculpture
 
4.6

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (85)
  • Unique (77)
  • Durable (38)
  • Visually pleasing (20)
  • Bright (9)

Cons

  • Too small (15)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (93)
  • Living room (58)
  • Office (38)
  • Display (18)
  • Home (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (8), Decorator (6), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (69)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Would Recommend

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.

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice sculputre

We have a kissing sculpture we got on our honeymoon, and this reminded me of it, so I think I'm going to give it to my husband for our 15th anniversary next year. ...Read complete review

We have a kissing sculpture we got on our honeymoon, and this reminded me of it, so I think I'm going to give it to my husband for our 15th anniversary next year. Sculpture is nice, but I can definitely see some character in the stone, and it reminds me of water stains unfortunately. I was surprised by the color. It's green. Not at all what I was expecting and probably wouldn't have bought it if that was what was shown in the picture. But the statue itself is very nice. And the size is perfect.

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5.0

simply beautiful

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from Naples, FL

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

    simply a beautiful piece of art

     
    5.0

    Fantastic product for a wedding gift.

    By 

    from Barre, Vermont

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    • Visually Pleasing

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      • Ambience
      • Display
      • Foyer
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

      Makes a great conversation piece. Also this product came with a history and factual information peace.

       
      5.0

      So unique and sweet

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      from Rhode island

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        Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

        This piece was exactly what I was looking for! My friends recently got married and I gave this as a gift for something they could look at and remember exactly the way they felt the day they got married. It was perfect!

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product againY daughter

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        from Shavertown, PA

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

          It is a beautiful piece of art.

           
          4.0

          Solid product, literally

          By 

          from New jersey

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            • Ambience
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            Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

            Came well packaged and fast. Stone came brown like the picture with unique sections that give it character. It fits nicely in a rustic traditional home.

             
            4.0

            Beautiful

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            from New York

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              Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

              It was a perfect gift for my friends.

              Service and delivery comments:

              It came within 1 day

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect price for African art

              By 

              from Rio Vista CA

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              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • nothing to add here

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              • Display
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              Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

              This is going to an interracial couple getting married next month

               
              5.0

              Stunning!

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              from Holmen WI

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              Pros

              • Stunning artwork

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                • Ambience
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                Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                This is absolutely a stunning sculpture of two lovers kissing. I love it !

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Gift

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                from Rio Vista, CA

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                • Simple taste
                • Visually Pleasing

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                  • Display

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                  For display in home.

                   
                  5.0

                  25th Anniversary gift was a big hit!

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                  from West Newbury, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Unifies Environment
                  • Visually Pleasing

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                    • Ambience
                    • Display
                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Kissing Lovers Sculpture:

                    When I saw this it just spoke to me, I was also pleased to see that it was carved by a true craftsman and helps supply an income to a family. We display the sculpture in our living room for all to see.

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