Graceful African Woman Bronze Sculpture


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Artisans in Burkina Faso handcraft these graceful sculptures of African women holding a cooking pot and bowl from bronze, using the lost wax method.  

This gorgeous fair trade Graceful African Woman Bronze Sculpture is what we call a "lost wax" figure, an ancient practice in which an artist creates an original sculpture out of beeswax. This is followed by creating an outer mold usually with plaster around the wax figure. Next the molten bronze is poured inside the outer mold, melting the wax form while at the same time taking its shape in the mold. After it is hardened the plaster mold is removed, the finished product is revealed and the original wax mold is “lost”.

Handmade in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by fair trade artisans, each sculpture is unique, and colors will vary. 

Origin: Burkina Faso

Size: S: 8.5"T, L: 12"T

Materials: Bronze, paint

One handmade Graceful African Woman Bronze Sculpture will come in your shipment with a note on the bronze wax method for the receiver of this beautiful gift.

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