This Shona Sculpture is a rhinoceros carved in Verdite. This extra large, highly detailed piece is a beautiful, standing, and highly ornamental sculpture from the Chitungwiza Art Centre in Zimbabwe.
This listing is for this specific piece - you will receive the rhinoceros photographed.
The uniquely crafted rhino is made from Verdite and has a graceful, natural dark green, emerald green and soft brown surface with small yellow and deep red markings occurring naturally in the stone.
Dimensions: 24.3 cm x 8.1 bcm x 15.2 cm
Weight: 1.61 kg
Verdite is only found in South Africa and Zimbabwe, as a 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