Xhosa Traditional

James Tandi

3041

Type of Stone: Verdite

Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 8 inches

The Xhosa people live in Transkei, South Africa, in the land belonging to their ancestors. Most of the traditions and rituals of Xhosa people are all about dress code: the headgear, bracelets, and beads suspended from their bodies. Few words need to be spoken to convey the status of a person in Xhosa society. This piece depicts a Xhosa man wearing his necklace of turquoise beads. This necklace connects him with his ancestors.

MORE ABOUT THE STONE:

Every sculpture is made from natural stone and vary slightly due to nature of stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stone 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.

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

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.


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