A representation of Shona lady A fair and even woman with traditional values and a fleeting but warm smile.
Amazing detail in this unique piece from Zimbabwe
Hand sculpted over many hours
Another in a series of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe of a Shona lady hand carved from a beautiful piece of Verdite. Gallery retail on this would be over $350. Measures 7 by 3 inches high. Verdite, also known as "Africa's Green Gold", is highly sought after by artists. Only the more experienced sculptor will dare sculpt from this hard stone. Verdite rates between a 7.0-9.0, depending on the amount of Corrundum inclusions, on the universally used Mohs hardness scale. Verdites color is unique in that it boasts an Emerald looking quality with beautiful brown and green striations. Unfortunately, verdite is fast becoming rare and is difficult to find. Carvings from this stone will become increasingly more valuable. Read more about Shona sculpture below and how it is unique to Zimbabwe. Thanks for looking and helping to support the artists.
Shona Woman (v2) Verdite Shona Stone Sculpture Hand Carved in Zimbabwe! - B076NF8NN9