Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Lapidolite Stone Dimensions: Height: 11 inches, 28 centimeters Length: 7 inches, 18 centimeters Width: 5 inches, 13 centimeters Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa Artist: Fungai Mwarowa Approximate Age: 31 years (1990) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: S018 Collection: Stone Sculptures Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Two Brothers" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Lapidolite, the stone used in Fungai Mwarowa's sculpture "Two Brothers" is known as a stone of transition. It assists in the release and reorganization of old behavioral and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It's believed to evoke emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. For the artist, stone holds no barriers. Mwarowa can work on any stone no matter how hard. This skill is very revered, and Mwarowa produces unique, imaginative creatures often imbued with human characteristics.
What is Shona? The best of Zimbabwe stone sculpture combines the splendor and solidity of the stone medium with imagery drawn from reality and abstracted into symbolic form. Figures and features that are reminiscent of, yet not quite like, animal, and human forms suggest the creatures and mythological beings that inhabit the realms of the religions and folklore of the Zimbabwean people.
Heritage York's Shona Gallery was the first gallery that brought Shona art to the United States.
Why Shona? · Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments (i.e. garden, terrace) · Durable and will not dull or erode · One of a kind pieces · Marked with artist’s signatures · Hand carved in Zimbabwe
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