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 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.
Dark Soapstone Family of Six by Bobias
Price $175.00 Order Dark Soapstone Family of Six by Bobias

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

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.
Attractive Couple
Price $70.00 Order Attractive Couple

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

Kissing Couple
Kissing couple carved from dark soapstone.

This statue weighs 2 pounds 13 ounces. It is 8 3/4 inches high, 4 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches deep.
Kissing Couple
Price $70.00 Order Kissing Couple

Pretty Parent and Child
Pretty Parent and Child This attractive carving of a parent and child is carved from a pretty piece of green and brown speckled soapstone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 3 ounces. It is 9 1/2 inches high, 3 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches deep.
Price $70.00 Order Pretty Parent and Child

Elegant Speckeled Family of Six
This lovely family of six was carved from soapstone. It is a light green and brown with dark speckles.

The statue weighs 7 pounds 7 ounces. It is 17 1/2 inches high, 6 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep.
Elegant Speckeled Family of Six
Price $245.00 Order Elegant Speckeled Family of Six

Parent with Three Children
Parent with Three Children This parent with three children is carved from marbled charcoal coloured soapstone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds. It is 9 inches high, 4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Parent with Three Children

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

Dark Charcoal Wedding Dancers
Dark Charcoal Wedding Dancers This carving of a wedding couple dancing is carved from dark charcoal soapstone.

The statue weighs 3 pounds. It is 9 inches high, 7 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Price $75.00 Order Dark Charcoal Wedding Dancers

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