The artist behind this whimsical hand carved hippo is none other than Rose Chakanyuka. Chakanyuka was born in Zimbabwe and is a member of the current generation of Shona stone sculptors. Still, one of the few women artists currently sculpting in Zimbabwe, her natural artistic sensibilities, courage and tenacity have allowed her to add her female voice alongside that of the better known male sculptors. "Hippo" is one of our best sellers and perfect for gifting. No factories or machinery were involved in the production process, only artist Rose Chakanyuka and her hand tools with painstaking detail and precision. Each piece is made out of natural serpentine stone and is free from any dyes, stains, or varnishes. Each piece also comes from a different cut of the stone and therefore has unique color variations. It comes in two size variations: Large and Small. Each variation differs in size and price. Choose the size of your choice and proceed to check out. We ship within 6 hours of your order (Monday-Saturday.) Should you wish to purchase multiple pieces, we are happy to accommodate your order.
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.
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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