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Ukama Stone Family

Also known as "Ukama" or "Loving Family", these Shona pieces are one of the most popular emerging African art forms. The figures show many family members, but all merge together at various points, symbolizing the unity and shared spirit of the family unit. A modern take on a traditional family sculpture, the intertwined figures indicates the strength of the family unit, and the geometric shapes offer a minimalist interpretation of love. Hand carved in Zimbabwe from beautiful stone, this is truly a one of a kind!

Statues are hand-carved using simple chisels, polished with sand and beeswax, and heated on a fire to bring out their brilliant colors.