Soapstone Rhino

African Masters of Stone

  • A wonderfully tactile and beautiful sculpture of a Rhino, hand carved from Soapstone this is both delightful to view and to touch. Unlike other forms of sculpture it is unique since the patterns in the stone cannot be replicated. The piece is carved using a diamond tipped chisel. It is then sanded for literally hours through varying degrees of sand paper until the artist reaches 2500 grade sand paper. The sculpture is then heated and a polish is melted into the stone. Finally it is buffered to leave this wonderfully tactile surface. The stunning colors found within the stone are brought to view on the surface.

    Perhaps the perfect ornament to fill that special space. Or maybe a different kind of gift for that special someone or occasion. The sculpture is suitable for inside or outside the home, requiring minimal care.

  • ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Many of our sculptures originate from small and sometimes rural sculptor communities in around the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. This particular piece originated from a small community based in the suburb known as Chitungwiza where typically 10-12 artists work together to produce these fantastic pieces of art. It is our vision to see these small communities thrive buy providing a platform on which their sculptures can be sold.

  • Height: 13cm

    Width: 17cm

    Depth: 9cm

    Weight: 3kg

    Stone: Soapstone

  • To proceed with purchasing this sculpture simply “add to cart” above and then proceed to checkout. We use major carriers throughout the United Kingdom. Shipping is calculated in the checkout. International shipping rates are also available.

 



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