This large Hippopotamus is made from Fruit Serpentine by artist David Office. David lives and works in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.
We prefer to work with artists like David who are willing to carve hard stones like Fruit Serpentine. Fruit Serpentine is so named because there are other colours which come through dark greenish base. Serpentine has amazing colour and holds a better polish than soapstone carvings.
Height: inches 4.5 (11.4 cm) Width: inches 4.2 (10.6) Length: 7 inches (17.7)
Weight: 4.6 lb (2.1 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.