Shona 10" Dancing Couple
Perhaps the most famous of all Shona sculptures, this piece is known as "Dancing Couple", "Loving Couple", or "Ukama", symbolizing the love and bond between two people.
They are hand carved of serpentine, which comes in a huge variety of colors from green to blue to gray to brown to a melange of colors. Carved by master sculptors of the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, the piece celebrates the loving bond of two people creating a single merged unity. Note the cut out of the heart at the core.
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Imported into the US by a Fair Trade Federation member organization, funds raised from selling this sculpture supports a variety of community programs such as clean water, education, and women's empowerment in the artists' community. The sculpture comes with a card that explains the significance of the piece and how it is made.
Sculpture measures 10" tall by 10" wide by 2" deep.
Hand carved by Crispen Salt & Timmy Sandu of Zimbabwe.