'LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE'
SIZE:- MEDIUMThis beautiful sculpture is hand-carved from a single piece of semi-precious VERDITE by 3rd Generation SHONA artist, RUFARO MURENZA.
Beautifully detailed all round, this is a very unusual sculpture. There is as much sculpting to the back of this piece as there is on the front.
The colouration is completey natural, the green colouration indicating a high presence of Olivine in the stone. This quality gives the stone a most attractive appearance when sculpted and polished.
Sometimes mistaken for jade, VERDITE is a beautiful green gemstone that was originally found in North Kaap River, South Africa. Native South Africans saw value in the softness of the stone and were able to carve the stone for use in ornamental creations and amulets. Today, VERDITE is still valued for its ability to be carved and used in inlay.
Founders of VERDITE in Zimbabwe believed the stone had an innate ability to promote fertility. Verdite also was used to amplify fidelity, making the stone ideal for lovers. According to metaphysical beliefs, verdite can increase individual power, without allowing harsh characteristics to overwhelm. For instance, it was believed VERDITE could boost strength, reliability and honesty. Verdite is associated with multiple chakras, most notably the solar plexus, heart, sacral and root. Some people use VERDITE to fight vertigo, while others believe the stone can help improve the respiratory and circulatory systems.
The outside edges and back have been left as raw stone to great effect.Would enhance any home or garden setting.Dimensions:- H30 x W20 x D10cms.
Sculpture reference:- FI51Each sculpture is wrapped in bubble wrap and held in place within a triple walled cardboard box with expanding foam, ensuring it does not move during transit.
It's important that your sculpture arrives in the same condition it left us.
FREE SHIPPING FOR UK ONLY.
EACH SCUPTURE IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP, THEN PACKED OUT WITH FOAM NUGGETS AND HELD IN PLACE WITHIN A TRIPLE WALLED CARDBOARD BOX WITH EXPANDING FOAM. THIS ENSURES THAT THE ITEM DOES NOT MOVE AROUND, WITHIN IT'S CONFINES, WHILST IN TRANSIT.IT IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE THAT YOUR SCULPTURE SHOULD REACH YOU IN THE SAME CONDITION IT LEFT US.
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUES, BANK TRANSFER OR CASH.
BUYER PAYS FOR RETURNS AND ANY OTHER COSTS INCURRED THEREIN.
RETURNS MUST BE MADE WITHIN A 14 DAY PERIOD USING ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING.