The daughter-in-law (‘muroora’) is a commonly recurring theme in the Zimbabwean sculpture movement, embodying the feminine qualities of beauty, fertility and humbleness that Shona society values most highly in a woman.
Edward has signed it on the base.
This wonderfully colourful stone is a variety of serpentine. It is an excellent sculpture medium as it has a dense, even internal structure of small grains of rock and very few flaws. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.