African Elephant Statue - Mother and Child Hand Carved In Zimbabwe
This Elephant Mother and Child sculpture is handcrafted by the Shona artisans in Zimbabwe. It beautifully captures the love between a mother elephant and her child. A mother’s love is a love like no other, unconditional and eternal. This handmade Shona Sculpture portrays how the love between an elephant mother and her child is forever and a bond that is unbroken. Elephants are a Symbol of Wisdom, Power, Loyalty, Intelligence, Strength, and Solitude.
This African art form is known as Shona sculpture because it is hand-carved by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The Shona people have been hand sculpting stone into works of art for nearly a thousand years. Even though the craft is ancient, the style has continually evolved, and the carvings created today are both beautiful and elegant. The contemporary, yet eternal shape of these sculptures bring splendor to the home and compliments any decor. The themes these sculptures portray represent esteemed values in the Shona culture of family, love, life, and nature.
This beautiful work of art was purchased directly from the Shona artists in Zimbabwe. We source our handmade Shona products through a small family-run supplier in Harare who has been working with and supporting these talented artists for over 10 years. Your purchases of these products help provide stable employment and basic needs for many dependents at a time when unemployment and inflation in Zimbabwe are at unimaginable levels.
All our African products are Fair Trade with the artists either working for themselves or working in co-operatives. The items purchased from our Shona artists support the indigenous tribes of Zimbabwe. We believe that it is now more important than ever to keep supporting these artists during these increasingly difficult times as the ability of these artists to support their families depends on our purchases.