|Shona Stone Sculpture - 2 Inches Tall - #SS066|
Title: Resting HippoApproximately:
2 Inches Tall
5.5 Inches Across
5.25 Inches Deep
Material: Mutare Serpentine
You will receive the exact hippo carving shown here, made in Zimbabwe by Chris Mupeawa.
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.