Woman with Calabash Bowl: Burkina Faso Bronze Sculpture

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  • Measures 9 inches (Height) x 3.5 inches (Length) x 2 inches (Width)
  • Authentic African art. Imported from Burkino Faso
  • Crafted out of Bronze using the lost-wax casting method.
  • A member of our Noble by Nature Collection

Our "Woman with Calabash Bowl" sculpture is a stunning bronze sculpture that depicts a woman walking as she clutches a pot and a Calabash bowl. This piece of African home decor showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the Burkinabe people. From the woman's elegantly tailored gown to her shimmering gold jewelry, each element reflects the exceptional artistry involved in its creation.

In Burkina Faso, calabash bowls hold significant cultural and utilitarian importance. These bowls, made from gourds are used by women in various ways in their daily lives. The calabashes serve as handy vessels for carrying goods while going to or coming from the market.

This bronze sculpture measures 9.5 inches (Height) x 3.5 inches (Length) x 2 inches (Width).

A member of the "Noble by Nature" series. Our "Noble by Nature" collection is deeply rooted in the essence of traditional African nobility. In numerous African societies, nobility encompasses more than mere status and wealth. It is a multifaceted concept that embodies wisdom, grace, strength, and a profound sense of community. This rich interpretation of nobility serves as the driving force behind the creation of our collection, inspiring its unique essence and character.

Bronze casting has a long history in Burkina Faso dating back to the ancient times of the Mossi Kingdoms. Metal sculptors use a lost-wax casting method, a meticulous and time-consuming process that results in intricate and high-quality works of art. This practice is not only a tribute to their cultural heritage but also a testament to the skill and creativity of Burkinabe artisans.

Burkina Faso, located in West Africa, is home to numerous ethnic groups. The Mossi, the largest ethnic group that primarily inhabit the Vola River basin region have a rich history in metalworking, particularly bronze casting. This art form has been passed down through generations and continues to be a significant part of their cultural identity. The word "Burkina" comes from the Dioula language and means "Men of Integrity". "Faso" comes from the same language and means "Father's House" or "Homeland".

By purchasing the "Walking Reader", you not only bring home a piece of African art but also support the local artisans of Burkina Faso in preserving their age-old craft. This elegant decor is a story of tradition, culture, and the enduring spirit of African craftsmanship.

Owing to their handmade nature, each piece is unique and may vary slightly in size, shape, color or pattern. This is what makes it unique and a true piece of African art.

Edition Handmade
Edition Size Each sculpture is crafted by hand by a local artisan in Burkino Faso. This is what makes each sculpture unique and a true piece of African art.
Height 9.5 inches
Length 3.5 inches
Medium Bronze
Signed Unsigned
Width 2 inches
Year Released 2022

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