Dimensions: H:9.8" W:8.3" L:2.4" Weight: 8.1 lbs.
Mother and Child - A Zimbabwean sculptor used locally sourced mega stone to create an African traditionally inspired sculpture depicting a mother breastfeeding her child, symbolizing the importance of their relationship. The figure shows a mother and child, symbolizing the importance of the bond between the two. The family, love, life, and nature themes depicted in these sculptures are important values in Shona culture. These African stone sculptures are known as Shona sculptures because they are hand carved by Zimbabwean Shona sculptors.
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 StoneMega 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.