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.
Ingredients
Item ID
20804

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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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.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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I would buy everything from uncommon goods.

5

It's perfect

Grand Haven, Michigan

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Love this unique produdct

5

I use it as a bookend and art piece.

Ashland, Oregon

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Perfect Valentines Gift

5

One of a kind gift; Uncommon; Unique. My wife loved it.

Perrysburg Ohio

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Nice

5

Wife loved it

Columbus

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simply beautiful

5

simply a beautiful piece of art

Naples, FL

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Fantastic product for a wedding gift.

5

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

Barre, Vermont

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So unique and sweet

5

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!

Rhode island

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I would buy this product againY daughter

5

It is a beautiful piece of art.

Shavertown, PA

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Solid product, literally

4

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.

New jersey

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Beautiful

4

It was a perfect gift for my friends.

New York

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Kissing Lovers Sculpture

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