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The heart of Africa can be found in our stone sculptures.

HAND CRAFTED STONE SCULPTURE BY SHONA ARTISTS.

When you buy a Moyo piece, you are not just buying stone, but your own piece of history, a piece of modern contemporary art with an African flair.

Providence by MORGAN CHIJUMANI

STONE: Springstone

DIMENSIONS: 38 x 12 x 7 inches

Plumbed as a water feature

The piece depicts the intervention of the water spirit Njuzu on the tired and weary fishermen who have worked the whole day and whole night without catching any fish. At sunset, the evasive spirit comes out and sees their plight. She dives in the water and brings fish for the mesmerized fishermen. Devine providence is not uncommon in Shona's traditional belief where people plead with their ancestral spirits for provisions in times of bad luck.

MORGAN CHIJUMANI

Born on the 30th of November 1974. He comes from Nyanyadzi in Chimanimani District in the Eastern part of Zimbabwe. He became an he believes, so that he can share with the rest of the world the message of peace and mercy. He has been carving stone for the past 24 years specializing in spring stone, fruit serpentine, and many more with subjects hovering around abstract figurative. Inspired by Edmore Chijumani with his aforesaid artform, he has managed to achieve honors by winning 3rd place at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre’s 10th Anniversary awards. He has exhibited internationally at Yellow Dragon Cave China in 2009, Modelling and Nordic design by Fair Trade Denmark, Fair Trade Designers, and House by the Sea at Chitungwiza Arts Centre. Morgan is also skilled in weaving and basketry.

ABOUT THE STONE FROM ZIMBABWE

Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness.

Every sculpture is made from natural stone and varies slightly due to the nature of the stone and the natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stones will contain inclusions, pits, or fissures because of their geological formation. The natural recurring iron/seaweed strata lines in the stone give the stone its character and makes it unique.

Natural lines are colorful lines formed within the stone. These are not flaws but rather signify the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors can work with the stone due to its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment, for example a garden.

WHAT ARE SHONA SCULPTURES?

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