This African Stone Sculpture is hand-carved from Soapstone, both delightful to view and to touch. If you’re looking for indoor or outdoor small animal statues, Soapstone is ideal as it is suitable for both, and requires minimal care. Our small animal statues make a lovely gift for a special someone.
African Masters of Stone have several mini animal ornaments as well as many other contemporary abstract stone sculptures in varying sizes and stone. While depictions in African stone sculptures may repeat, the patterns in the stone cannot be replicated, making African stone sculptures unique. The artist carves the stone using a diamond tipped chisel. It is then sanded for hours through varying degrees of sandpaper until smooth. The sculpture is then heated and a polish is melted into the stone. Finally it is buffered to leave a wonderfully tactile surface, almost irresistible to touch.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Many of our sculptures originate from small and sometimes rural sculptor communities in around the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. This particular piece originated from a small community based in the suburb known as Chitungwiza where typically 10-12 artists work together to produce these fantastic pieces of art. It is our vision to see these small communities thrive buy providing a platform on which their sculptures can be sold.
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