"African Goddess" in Springstone Serpentine, Joseph Marufu, Unsigned Shona Sculpture from Canon Paterson Craft Society, Mbare, Zimbabwe


This Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe was carved by Joseph Marufu, from the Canon Paterson Craft Society in Mbare, Zimbabwe. He left this sculpture unsigned. 

The African Goddess is made from Springstone Serpentine, a harder variant of classics Serpentine stone, with gorgeous black surface with undertones of light brown and deep green.

Serpentine is a natutally occuring magnesium Silicate Mineral with a heavy, dense feel. It often looks rather like snake or reptile skin owing to the naturally appearing colours. Serpentine is a stone stimulating energy and allowing people to access deep psychic and spiritual growth.

Marufu is a member of the Canon Paterson Craft Society, Zimbabwe's oldest art cooperative.

Height: 22.4 cm / 8.81 in

Width: 9.5 cm / 3.74 in

Weight: 1.49 kg /3.28 lbs

Nharo started travelling to Zimbabwe in late 2002 snd met the artisans from the Canon Paterson Craft cooperative located in Mbare, Zimbabwe after that. 

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