Joseph Marufu is a sculptor from Mbare, Zimbabwe. We have worked with him for more than ten years. He has a knack for capturing the beauty of the female form.
The image of Joseph was taken in March 2017. We ordered torso like this one and some serpentine cats, one of which he is holding.
Joseph prefers to carve in harder stones like Serpentine. Serpentine ranges in hardness between 3 and 6 on the Mohs scale.
Height: inches 6 (15.4 cm) Width: inches 4.5 (11.4 cm) Length: 5.5 inches (13.9 cm)
Weight: 5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
Nharo works directly with artisans and co-operatives in Zimbabwe. Our first trip to Zimbabwe was in 2002 and we have been going back often, once or twice a year.