Bushman

James Tandi

3097

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HAND CRAFTED STONE SCULPTURE BY SHONA ARTISTS.

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Collections: Africa Art 2, James Tandi, Shona Sculptures


Bushman by James Tandi

Shona Stone Sculpture

Type of Stone: Verdite

Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 9 inches

JAMES TANDI

James Tandi was born in 1956 - 2020, in the Musana district of Zimbabwe. A renowned artist, James started sculpting at the age of 12 and was taught by his brother, Nicholas (also a renowned artist).

James specialized in realistic art and mostly focused on figureheads.

His work is in high demand and held in collections worldwide.

James Tandi will be remembered as a true and dedicated artist by his fellow Shona sculptors and friends.

ABOUT THE STONE:

Every sculpture is made from natural stone and varies slightly due to the nature of the stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stones will contain inclusions, pits, or fissures as a result of its 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 signifies the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment.

SHIPPING:

NOTE: Typically your sculpture will ship within 2-3 days after you've placed your order.



Where the Stone is Found

The typical Shona stone is an abundant material in Zimbabwe, with much of the stone coming from the counties “Great Dyke”. This geological formation which stretches along Lake Kariba on Zimbabwe's southern border with Zambia contains some 375 minerals plus fossils dating back 500 million years ago

Shona sculptures come in many shapes and sizes, as they are usually carved from pieces of stone that vary considerably. The stones most often used in Shona sculpture are sandstone, serpentine and granite.

How The Sculptures Are Created