Shona Tribe Mega Stone Cubic Faces (Contemporary) ~17.3" Tall
Shona Tribe Mega Stone Cubic Faces (Contemporary) ~17.3" Tall

Shona Tribe Mega Stone Cubic Faces (Contemporary) ~17.3" Tall

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Dimensions: H:17.3" W:5.1" L:5.1" Weight: 8.6 lbs.

Shona Cubic Face - This Shona contemporary sculpture is hand carved from megastone. For nearly a thousand years, the Shona have been hand sculpting stone into works of art. Zimbabwe is well-known for its stone sculpture all around the world. Although the craft is ancient, the style has evolved over time, and the sculptures created today are both beautiful and elegant. The contemporary yet timeless shape of these sculptures adds opulence to the home and complements any décor.

About the Tribe

The Shona ethnic group is indigenous to Southern Africa, primarily Zimbabwe, but there are significant Shona populations in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. In Zimbabwe, the Shona people make up most of the population. Stone sculpture and mbira music have made them famous around the world (mbira: an instrument made of a hollow gourd with metal reeds that the player plucks). This tribe is believed to be responsible for the construction of several ancient stone wall sites in Zimbabwe. Great Zimbabwe, an 800-hectare city that flourished between the 11th and 15th centuries AD, was built on the physical foundation of these walls. Great Zimbabwe, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site was a center for trade, and archaeologists have discovered artifacts on site from as far away as China.

About the Stone

Mega stone is a solid natural stone that comes in a variety of colors, the most popular of which is solid black from Zimbabwe and sometimes the black comes with small patches of bronze golden glitter or silver glitter. After polishing, it has a smooth and shiny finish with a matte appearance.