|Shona Stone Sculpture - 4 Inches Tall - #CME2|
Title: Happy ElephantApproximately:
4 Inches Tall
4.5 Inches Across
1.5 Inches Deep
Material: lilac-Gray Lepidolite
You will receive the exact elephant carving shown here, made in Zimbabwe by Cyril Mangenda.
Handle your carving with care; it can scratch easily.
- Shona people select stones from mineralogically diverse area in Zimbabwe — which means "house of stone."
- While some carvers and artists now have access to electric tools, most Shona sculptors still carve using simple hand tools.
- The stone is carved into various forms derivedfrom the artists' imaginations, dreams, observations, or family carving styles.
- When a sculpture is finished being carved and smoothed, it is heated with fire and then clear wax is applied to reveal the natural colors and inclusions in the stones.