Ukama Family Of 8 Hand Carved In Zimbabwe
“Ukama" is the Shona word for 'close family relationship'. Central to Shona culture is the support and success of the family. Success is not measured by material wealth, but by the accomplishment of creating a loving and supportive family environment full of health and happiness. This family sculpture portrays the bond of support between parents and their children. The arms are united to shield them from outside adversity while at the same time enabling them to express their love and closeness to each other.
- Ethically & sustainably handcrafted
- Measures Approximately 19"H x 4" W x 9" L
- Material: Serpentine
- Handmade in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
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.