Hand Crafted Multi Metal Bust of an Old Basotho 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 statue is of an old Basotho Man.
Height : 8 1/2 inches Length : 4 inches
Width : 4 1/2 inches Weight : 3 1/2lbs
One very noticeable thing about the Basotho people is their love of song. In the remotest valley, you will hear the serene sounds of a herd boy singing with a strong, pure, perfect pitch voice. In the villages, all the children form a choir and harmonize in a way that can only be heard in Africa. These sounds echoing across the mountains touch your very soul.
When you journey through this rugged scenic country, the magic of idyllic rural Africa casts its spell on you. The people are very friendly and love having their picture taken. Villages of little round thatched mud huts dot the hills and valleys where each village chief rules his own little domain. Their subsistence lifestyle growing crops on the terraced hillsides is extremely hard.
With valleys over 1.000ft above sea level, Lesotho has the highest low point of any country. This means it can rightly be called the highest entire country in the world. It is a land of no fences and few roads. The only transport in the interior is a pony, donkey or your own two feet. This tiny Kingdom sits bang smack in the middle of South Africa with a fascinating culture all of its own.
Dinosaurs were the first inhabitants of Lesotho, as seen from the many footprints left plodded into the solidified mud. Later the San Bushmen left their mark with stunning rock paintings adorning hidden caves. The dinosaurs faded out, but displaced tribes fleeing from the violent Shaka Zulu in 1820 forced the Bushmen out. These Basotho people, speaking the Sotho language, named their new mountainous retreat Lesotho.