The love between a man and a woman is fundamental to the values of the Shona culture. The love between a man and his wife is vital to the health and happiness of their family and those close to them. The Shona believe that love is eternal and once professed, will transcend even death. The Shona sculpture portrays the profound and everlasting love between two people. Two souls are captured in an eternal embrace and appear to be dancing- an expression of their love and happiness together.