This Shona Sculpture is an elephant carved in Verdite. This small, but highly detailed piece is a beautiful, standing, and highly ornamental sculpture from the Chitungwiza Art Centre in Zimbabwe.
We have multiple pieces available. You will not necessarily get the one in the photo but it will be the same stone and the same style, carefully selected for uniform, superb quality.
36 Pieces are available. Be advised when purchasing that small variations in size and colour may be apparent.
Height: 4.3- 7.9 cm / 1.69 - 3.11 in
Length: 8.4 - 9.7 cm / 3.3 - 3.8 in
Weight: 0.070 - 0.182 kg / 0.154 - 0.40 lbs
Verdite is only found in South Africa and Zimbabwe, as stone with a hardness of 3, it is perfect for carving. This stone is quite important, as it is believed to have an innate ability to promote fertility and love.
The Chitungwiza Art Centre is Zimbabwe’s largest arts cooperative, with numerous prolific sculptors and artists that Nharo visits often.
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 mmarket.