Daughter-in-Law

2015

Verdite

  • 17cm (h)
  • 15cm (w)
  • 12cm (d)

4.5kg

Famous Zimbabwean sculptor Edward Chiwawa of the Shona sculpture art movement

Edward Chiwawa

Sculptor

“The daughter-in-law has a particular way of presenting herself when she comes to her new husband’s family. She is humble and demure, shown by wearing a headscarf.”

The muroora (daughter-in-law) is a commonly recurring theme in Zimbabwean sculpture. She embodies the most valued feminine qualities of beauty, fertility and humility. Each artist has their own personal way of expressing this idea, of the perfect young lady within Shona society.

This gorgeous little Chiwawa sculpture, with his trademark double-ringed eyes, is a great entry-level collector’s piece.. It’s an affordable art work by one of Zimbabwe’s few remaining ‘first-generation’ sculptors from the Shona sculpture art movement.

Verdite is a semi-precious stone mined in Zimbabwe. This particular variety is called ‘golden verdite’, as it’s not such an intense green as standard verdite stone.