Hand Made Gifts, Unique Hand Crafted Home Goods, FAIR TRADE

Hand Crafted Ethnic Multi Metal Bust of a Shona Male

Hand Crafted Ethnic Multi Metal Bust of a Shona Male
Item# hand-crafted-ethnic-multi-metal-bust-of-a-shona-male

Product Description

Hand Crafted Ethnic Multi Metal Bust of a Shona Male
The Zimbabwean artist Caspar De Vari creates these multi metal busts. The busts are cast out of various metals copper, brass, aluminum and zinc silver. This piece is signed and numbered and comes with an authenticity certificate, making this unique piece a limited edition. The most incredible thing about Casper's; work is the fact that he has managed to capture such fine detail in each, from the facial expressions to the texture of a fabric. This bust is of a Shona male, a medala or elder, in African culture elders are revered.

Size : Height : 6 inches Height : 6 inches Width : 4 1/2 inches Weight : 3 1/2lbs

The Shona are from Zimbabwe

Shona are best known for their beautifully adorned wooden headrests. Most of the art associated with Shona is either personal or utilitarian. Although they produce no figurative sculpture they do have a rich tradition of metalworking and woodcarving.

Shona are primarily agricultural. Their main crop is maize, but they grow millet, sorghum, rice beans. Manioc, peanuts, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes. They raise cattle, sheep and chickens. Women may supplement their income by selling pottery and hand woven baskets that serve primarily as utilitarian object. Men may work as blacksmiths or carvers by commission.