Hand Crafted Multi Metal Bust of a Young Shona Woman
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 statue is of a Shona female.
Height : 7 1/2 inches Length : 5 1/2 inches
Width : 6 inches Weight : 2 1/2lbs
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.