“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.