Shy

2018

Cobalt Stone (Serpentine)

  • 35cm (h)
  • 19cm (w)
  • 9cm (d)

7.5kg

Shona culture prefers a young girl to be shy rather than forward, and this piece celebrates unselfconscious beauty.

Tutani was a new artist for Guruve last year, and we think his work is exceptionally stylish and accomplished.

‘Cobalt stone’ is the local Zimbabwean name given to this type of serpentine, which is typically a mixture of purple and green. This variety comes from the area around the town of Guruve in northern Zimbabwe. It does not, as far as we know, contain any cobalt mineral but may originally have been discovered near a cobalt mine.