Shona Art


These world renowned traditional “Shona Art” stone sculptures are named after the “Shona” tribe of Zimbabwe. The name Zimbabwe means houses made of stone as depicted by the 11th century world-wonder monumental Great Zimbabwe Ruins which is a 65 feet high structure of various sizes of well-shaped stone constructed without mortar. Each of these Shona stone sculptures is one of a kind as they are hand carved from stone according to the unique shape of the stone in coordination with the first tool which is the unique imagination of the artist. The other tools include the regular stone chisels, mallet, files and various wet sanding materials such as sandpaper and sanding disks. Various polishing techniques include bees wax and other stone polishing materials/oils. The medium used on these sculptures is serpentine stone which is rated 5 on the Mohs hardness scale where the hardest is diamond at 10. Softer material like soapstone falls at 1 on this scale. Among the notable collectors of these sculptures are the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom. 

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