Asking For Blessings

2015

Flower Serpentine

  • 26cm (h)
  • 15.5cm (w)
  • 19cm (d)

8.5kg

“A person who has problems seeks help. It could be from the church, by praying to God. Or they may choose the traditional route, and ask the mhondoro [a spirit medium who protects the people and the land] to perform a ceremony to help.”

Such a special piece from one of Zimbabwe’s last surviving ‘first generation’ sculptors. This is really exceptional work – a quintessential Chiwawa sculpture, with the trademark double-ringed eyes, and full of character!

This wonderful red and green stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural; clear wax has been applied to the surface to reveal the depth of colour within.