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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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.
Dark Grey and Charcoal Family of Three
Price $160.00 Order Dark Grey and Charcoal Family of Three

Dancing Couple
Dancing Couple Happy dancing couple carved from brown soapstone.

This statue weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces. It is 9 1/2 inches high, 4 3/4 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep.
Price $125.00 Order Dancing Couple

Dark Charcoal Parent and Three Children
This family of four or parent with 3 children was carved from dark marbled charcoal Soapstone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces. It is 9 1/2 inches high, 4 1/4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Dark Charcoal Parent and Three Children
Price $75.00 Order Dark Charcoal Parent and Three Children

Happy Couple
Happy Couple Kissing couple carved from dark soapstone with tiny sparkling highlights.

This statue weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces. It is 8 1/2 inches high, 5 1/4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches deep.
Price $70.00 Order Happy Couple

Slender Parent and Child
This slender carving of a parent and child is carved from soapstone. It is a mixture of browns and dark grey.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces. It is 10 inches high, 3 3/4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Slender Parent and Child
Price $65.00 Order Slender Parent and Child

Pretty Wedding Dancers
Pretty Wedding Dancers These pretty wedding dancers are carved from soapstone.

The statue weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces. It is 7 inches high, 7 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Pretty Wedding Dancers

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.
Dark Grey Family of Three
Price $145.00 Order Dark Grey Family of Three

Dark Soapstone Family of Six by Bobias
Dark Soapstone Family of Six by Bobias This lovely family of six was carved from soapstone. It is black with very dark green marbling.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 7 ounces. It is 10 1/4 inches high, 5 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $175.00 Order Dark Soapstone Family of Six by Bobias

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

Attractive Couple
Attractive Couple Nice couple carved from darkish brown soapstone with toffee and rust coloured highlights.

This statue weighs 3 pounds 8 ounces. It is 9 inches high, 4 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches deep.
Price $70.00 Order Attractive Couple

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