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Veiled Descent

Veiled Descent

18" Tall

Springstone Stone

Known broadly as “Shona Sculpture,” Zimbabwean stone sculpture is a long-standing traditional art form that has garnered global recognition in recent decades. Sculptors predominantly work with locally sourced stones such as serpentine, verdite, and semiprecious stones, transforming raw materials into captivating works. The sculptures often depict human figures, animals, and abstract forms, with an emphasis on preserving the natural texture and color of the stones. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these works hold profound cultural significance, often conveying spiritual themes & beliefs, ancestral connections, and social narratives. As an integral component of Zimbabwe's cultural identity, Shona Sculpture continues to transcend geographical boundaries, captivating art enthusiasts and scholars worldwide while remaining deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Zimbabwe.

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