Old woman

Janet Manzi


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Old woman by Janet Manzi

Shona Stone Sculpture

Stone: Spring stone

Dimensions: 13 x 6 x 4 inches

At 75 years of age, JenetÕs own life is her inspiration in the creation of this beautiful piece. The sculpture is of a woman, whose life has been lived to the fullest. It showcases beauty which cannot be defined by modern standards, and the peace and serenity that comes with longevity. JENET MANZI

Born in 1942, in Zimbabwe. Her parents were of Malawian origin. She is married to Josiah Manzi, a renowned First Generation artist. Jenet and Josiah Manzi have seven children, two of whom also became artists, the late Bakari and, Movet Manzi. She too is a First Generation artist


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.


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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