This Shona Sculpture “Serene Hippopotamus” comes from the Chitungwiza Art Centre in Zimbabwe, it is initialed by the unknown artist.
The Hippopotamus is carved from Dolomite, and is a pure light coloured sculpture with shades of white, grey and a light yellow filtering through when viewed in the sun. This hippo emanates feelings of tranquility and peace, with soft carvings and smooth lines.
Dolomite is a common stone used in sculpture. It is a calcium and magnesium carbonate mineral with powerful calming and rooting energies which come straight from the Earth.
Height: 8.5 cm / 3.35 in
Width: 16.5 / 6.5 in
Weight: 1.53 kg / 3.37 lbs
The Chitungwiza Art Centre in Zimbabwe is the largest art cooperative in the area, and features many prominent Shona Sculptors. Nharo works with it’s artists, craftsmen and sculptors regularly.
Nharo started traveling to Zimbabwe in late 2002 and has been traveling back and forth ever since, doing business with various art cooperatives and individuals. We work to bring beautiful, original pieces to the North American market.