This large Hippopotamus is made from Serpentine by artist Gordon Makwata. Gordon lives and works in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.
We prefer to work with artists like Gordon who are willing to carve hard stones like. Serpentine has amazing colour and holds a better polish than soapstone carvings.
Length: 9.05 inches (23 cm)
Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Height: 4.3 inches (11 cm)
Weight: 9.06lb (4.11 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.