"Leopard and her Offspring" in Serpentine, signed by Micheal Kakweza, Shona Sculpture from Canon Paterson Craft Society, Mbare, Zimbabwe
This Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe was carved And signed by Micheal Kakweza, a Shona Sculptor from the Chitungwiza Arts Centre in Zimbabwe. He is known as the leopard man in many art circles, due to his passion for carving Serpentine Leopards.
This sculpture is a 2.8 pound Leopard Rock Serpentine Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe. This sculpture is made out of a beautiful green leopard serpentine stone with hues of black from Nyanga, Zimbabwe. The stone is nicknamed “leopard” due to it’s characteristic black spotting on pale yellow stone. It has been lovingly constructed and designed by Michael Kakweza, this piece is a dynamic reproduction of a leopard mother and her children, who gaze at you with questioning eyes from the depths of this sculpture.
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.
Height: 15.5 cm / 6.10 in
Width: 20.1 cm / 7.91 in
Weight: 2.11 kg /4.66 lbs
Nharo started travelling to Zimbabwe in late 2002, working with artists from the Chitungwiza Art Centre cooperative located in Mbare, Zimbabwe.
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