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.

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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

Colourful Parent and Child
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.
Price $65.00 Order Colourful Parent and Child

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.
Large Family of Ten
Price $395.00 Order Large Family of Ten

Tall Family of Eight by Bobias Makufa
Tall Family of Eight by Bobias Makufa This family of eight was carved by Bobias Makufa from a charcoal and dark brown piece of Soapstone.

The statue weighs 16 pounds 8 ounces. It is 18 inches high, 9 1/4 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches deep.
Price $295.00 Order Tall Family of Eight by Bobias Makufa

Splendid Family of Ten
This splendid, large and yet delicate family of ten is carved from dark toffee, brown and green Rapoko stone.

The statue weighs 14 pounds 6 ounces. It is 19 1/4 inches high, 7 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
Splendid Family of Ten
Price $370.00 Order Splendid Family of Ten

Nice Coloured Family of Seven
Nice Coloured Family of Seven This very nice family is carved from a lovely colour brown piece of soapstone.

The statue weighs 16 pounds 8 ounces. It is 20 inches high, 9 1/4 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches deep.
Price $300.00 Order Nice Coloured Family of Seven

Very Nice Brown Family of Five by Mr. R. Mubarwi
A lovely family of five carved from speckled brown and black Soapstone.

The statue weighs 13 pounds. It is 17 3/4 inches high, 8 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep. If you would like additional photos please let us know.
Very Nice Brown Family of Five by Mr. R. Mubarwi
Price $265.00 Order Very Nice Brown Family of Five by Mr. R. Mubarwi

Large, Unique Family of Six by MAKUFA
Large, Unique Family of Six by MAKUFA This very pretty and delicate dancing family of six was carved by Tinei Makufa from green soapstone with black speckles. The statue is quite unusual in that the father has been sculpted with his back turned to the family.

The statue weighs 11 pounds 10 ounces. It is 16 inches high, 8 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $225.00 Order Large, Unique Family of Six by MAKUFA

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