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African sculpture rarely is representational. When depicting human beings in sculpture, the artist attempts to capture the restraint and dignity that are desirable attributes in adults. This sculpture accomplishes these traditional attributes with shape, color and form. This work complements the older pieces of African sculpture that I won. Needless to say I am pleased with this acquisition....
Soapstone Black 14-inch Samburu Abstract Statue (Kenya)
ITEM#: 13661836The Samburu statue in black features an abstract form that evokes traditional African heritage with positive movement. This sculpture is mined and carved by the Gusii men of the Kisii community using large pangas and kisu knives.
- Includes: One (1) piece large Samburu Abstract Statue
- Colors: Black
- Decorative/functional: Decorative
- Materials: Soapstone, synthetic dye
- Dimensions: 14 inches high x 3.5 inches
Story Behind the Art:
The Abagusii, or Gusii, are the predominant residents of the Kisii District, which is one of Kenya's most populated regions. The highlands are fertile, and many Gusii are employed in the agricultural sector, growing tea, coffee and sweet bananas. The Gusii are recognized widely for their skill at carving soapstone, and several families in the region earn supplemental income from the sale of their stone art. Mining the stone is the most arduous part of the process. At the Ndima finishing shop near Nairobi, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity bring the stone carvings to life using non-toxic synthetic dyes.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
|Materials||Soapstone, synthetic dyes|
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African sculpture rarely is representational. When depicting human beings in sculpture, the artist attempts to capture the restraint and dignity that are desirable attributes in adults. This sculpture accomplishes these traditional attributes with shape, color and form. This work complements the older pieces of African sculpture that I won. Needless to say I am pleased with this acquisition.Read More
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