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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.

Mothers Kiss Is The Best by Boet Nyarira

Type of Stone: Spring Stone

Dimensions: 39 x 10 x 4 inches

The artist captures an ordinary moment between mother and daughter, immortalizes it in stone, and makes it unique, special and enduring. The mother wants her princess to feel loved, cherished, and secure. She is determined to set a good foundation for a loving and thriving relationship between herself and her daughter.

BOET NYARIRA

A second generation artist born in 1977 of a Tonga mother and a Sena father, in Mhondoro, Zimbabwe. During secondary school, Boet went to live with his grandfather through whom he met, and was inspired by, renowned sculptor Tinashe Makaza. He was also influenced by Samuel Masakwa, as well as some of ZimbabweÕs best artists including Dominic Benhura, Ignatius Zhuwakiyi, and Garison Machinjili. He started sculpting fulltime at the age of 20. In 2010 and 2012 he won awards at the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards NAMA. Evident in almost every sculpture he carves is his love of women and children.

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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