Becoming a grandparent marks entry into the third, and most senior, stage of life in Shona society. Of course, a man delights in his first male grandchild.
No-one can greet you properly, respectfully, as a senior person until you become a grandparent – sekuru for a man and ambuya for a woman.
Edward has signed it on the base.
This colourful stone is a variety of serpentine. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural, enhanced by the application of a layer of clear wax.