African Art Family Carvings


Shona and other artists' abstract renditions of ukama (family groups), couples, wedding dancers, and other individuals

Shona artists, as well as African artists from other local and regional groups have long been exponents of the abstract, often using natural characteristics of the stone to develop the finished sculpture. We are continuing to import a much larger selection of abstract, hand-carved stone African art, particularly relating to families, couples, wedding dancers, and family groupings (ukama). African artists continue their use of some incredibly attractive stone to create works that please even the most devoted collector of realistic sculpture. We think you will enjoy looking through this section of our catalog.

When you reach the bottom of any page and wish to see more African art carvings of the same subject, simply press the next page shown or go back "To Catalog Index."



Family of Three by Tinei Makufa
This family of three is carved from a piece of spotted black and brown soapstone.

The statue weighs 4 pounds 14 ounces. It is 12 1/2 inches high, 5 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches deep.
Family of Three by Tinei Makufa
Price $120.00 Order Family of Three by Tinei Makufa

Colourful Family of Three
Colourful Family of Three This colourful family of three is carved from soapstone.

The statue weighs 1 pounds 15 ounces. It is 7 3/4 inches high, 3 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Colourful Family of Three

Tall Family of Seven by Taurai Mlambo
This wonderful family of seven by Taurai Mlambo is carved from serpentine stone. green.

The statue weighs 19 pounds. It is 23 inches high, 8 1/2 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches deep.
Tall Family of Seven by Taurai Mlambo
Price $350.00 Order Tall Family of Seven by Taurai Mlambo

Dark Grey and Charcoal Family of Three
Dark Grey and Charcoal Family of Three This family of three is carved from a piece of dark grey and charcoal soapstone.

The statue weighs 10 pounds 6 ounces. It is 15 3/4 inches high, 8 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $160.00 Order Dark Grey and Charcoal Family of Three

Large Soapstone Couple by Mr. R. MUBARWI
A very lovely couple, quite evenly balanced, carved by Mr. R. Mubarwi from gray green Soapstone with black highlights.

This statue weighs 10 pounds. It is 18 1/4 inches high, 5 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep.
Large Soapstone Couple by Mr. R. MUBARWI
Price $175.00 Order Large Soapstone Couple by Mr. R. MUBARWI

Dark Grey Family of Three
Dark Grey Family of Three This family of three is carved from a piece of dark grey soapstone.

The statue weighs 8 pounds 2 ounces. It is 14 3/4 inches high, 7 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $145.00 Order Dark Grey Family of Three

Colourful Parent and Child
This parent and child are carved from soapstone. It is a pretty marbled combination of greens and browns.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 2 ounces. It is 9 inches high, 4 1/4 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
Colourful Parent and Child
Price $65.00 Order Colourful Parent and Child

Family of Three by Bobias Makufa
Family of Three by Bobias Makufa This family of three is carved from a piece of black soapstone marbled with dark green.

The statue weighs 8 pounds 14 ounces. It is 16 1/2 inches high, 7 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep.
Price $160.00 Order Family of Three by Bobias Makufa

Mondoro Dancing Parent and Children
This carving depicting a parent and two children is carved from Mondoro stone.

The statue weighs 3 pounds. It is 10 inches high, 5 3/4 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
Mondoro Dancing Parent and Children
Price $90.00 Order Mondoro Dancing Parent and Children

Large Family of Ten
Large Family of Ten This very lovely, large but delicate family of ten is carved from Rapoko stone in varied shades of brown.

The statue weighs 21 pounds 3 ounces. It is 22 inches high, 8 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
Price $395.00 Order Large Family of Ten

To Catalog Index       Page 2