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Zimbabwe Shona "Giraffe Family" Serpentine Stone Sculpture by Robert Kwechete

Zimbabwe Shona "Giraffe Family" Serpentine Stone Sculpture by Robert Kwechete

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: Serpentine Stone Carving
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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Zimbabwe Shona "Giraffe Family" sculpture by Robert Kwechete.
This African stone sculpture is from Zimbabwe and is called a Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in sculpting. Zimbabwe - literally means ‘house of stone’ and is the only country on the African continent that has large deposits of stone suitable for sculpting.
Robert Kwechete was born 1959 in the ancient Inyanga Mountains in Zimbabwe. He began his career at the age of 18 working as an apprentice for several artists before venturing out on his own in Bulawayo and eventually moving to Harare with his wife and children.
When he began to practice his art, Kwechete did not feel obligated to conform to the logic of straight lines. His work evolves in true African spirals and the carved lines of his animals sweep sensuously and continuously. He prefers to work with Python Serpentine, which combines deep greens and light caramel tones. Robert travels miles to the quarry where the stone is found. Robert often uses the gathering of a family of giraffes as the figurative expression of family love and devotion. His works want to be touched. Its elegance and beauty is powerful, prolific, creative and sensitive,
Robert Kwechete is Zimbabwe's finest carver of exquisite stone animals. Many other carvers seek to capture the grace and elegance of the country's numerous beautiful animals but Robert Kwechete stands out above all others.

Size: 20.5'' x 9.5'' x 5'' (52 x 24 x 13 cm).
Condition: Excellent.

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Zimbabwe Shona "Giraffe Family" sculpture by Robert Kwechete.
This African stone sculpture is from Zimbabwe and is called a Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in sculpting. Zimbabwe - literally means ‘house of stone’ and is the only country on the African continent that has large deposits of stone suitable for sculpting.
Robert Kwechete was born 1959 in the ancient Inyanga Mountains in Zimbabwe. He began his career at the age of 18 working as an apprentice for several artists before venturing out on his own in Bulawayo and eventually moving to Harare with his wife and children.
When he began to practice his art, Kwechete did not feel obligated to conform to the logic of straight lines. His work evolves in true African spirals and the carved lines of his animals sweep sensuously and continuously. He prefers to work with Python Serpentine, which combines deep greens and light caramel tones. Robert travels miles to the quarry where the stone is found. Robert often uses the gathering of a family of giraffes as the figurative expression of family love and devotion. His works want to be touched. Its elegance and beauty is powerful, prolific, creative and sensitive,
Robert Kwechete is Zimbabwe's finest carver of exquisite stone animals. Many other carvers seek to capture the grace and elegance of the country's numerous beautiful animals but Robert Kwechete stands out above all others.

Size: 20.5'' x 9.5'' x 5'' (52 x 24 x 13 cm).
Condition: Excellent.

Due to the antique or vintage nature of my items, I encourage buyers to carefully read the description and measurements of the item to avoid any disappointments, there might be some slight imperfections, most likely they will show flaws consistent with ware, ages, and use which only add character and charm to the items. Each item is described and photographed as accurately as possible. If you need more information about any particular item, please contact me before you purchase, I am more than happy and willing to answer any questions you may have.

Shipping information: All Items are well padded and carefully boxed for protection in transit. A tracking number will be provided, as well as a signed for delivery proof service for your peace of mind.

Global shipping is available upon request.

You can check out the other items in my shop here!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WestCoastEmporium?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Thank you for your visit and interest! :)

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